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Adopt A Street


Adopt a Street

Show your civic pride by joining other volunteers who wish to achieve litter-free streets, sidewalks, parks, and waterfront spaces. 

Together, Adopt-A-Street volunteers create a positive milieu for everyone to enjoy. Volunteering is a healthy and rewarding activity!

The program is flexible - you can decide where and how often to pick up litter!

Volunteers can participate for as long as they want, but typically, clean up efforts take place during the spring, summer, and fall months.

It is a great experience for all ages and the program costs very little to administer.

A clean Cornwall is good for business!

Thank you for lending a hand to beautify our city!


Join the team!

Adopt A Street map

The Adopt-A-Street program is open to all - invididivuals as well as teams from schools, workplaces, community organizations, family, friends and neighbours!

The City of Cornwall provides the supplies and safety vests to assist in your efforts.

Getting involved is easy! Simply read and fill out the application form below to get the ball rolling! Completed application forms can be dropped off at the Benson Centre.

Check our Adopt-A-Street map to see locations that have already been adopted by groups and individuals!

Adopt-A-Street Application Form and Waiver


Help us spread the word!

Use these handy tools to help us spread the word about the program and get your friends, family, neighbours and co-workers on board with the initiative:


How it works

Adopt-A-Street is a unique collaboration between dedicated volunteers and the City of Cornwall. These individuals and groups are helping to build civic pride and a more beautiful community for all of us to enjoy!

What volunteers do:
  • Make a commitment to pick up litter on a given public area
  • Agree to follow the rules set by the City to ensure safety of all
  • Sign a City waiver

What the City does:

  • Manages the program
  • Set the rules which the volunteers need to follow
  • Provides supplies, litter pickers, gloves, volunteer reflective safety vests and litter bags
  • Collect the bags from designated drop off points when notified



Additional information

In Person
Benson Centre
800 Seventh Street West

(613) 930-2787 ext. 2589