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Adopt A Street


Adopt A Street

Join our Adopt-A-Street program and work with the City of Cornwall and other community-minded volunteers to maintain litter-free streets, sidewalks and parks!

Talk to your friends about it. Meet other people who share a sense of civic pride and are picking up litter in their neighbourhoods!

The Adopt-A-Street program will help beautify your City! It creates a more positive milieu for citizens, leads to more civic pride, and makes Cornwall more attractive to visitors and potential new businesses.

Adopt-A-Street allows people to get involved and feel proud about their community. And it costs very little. It's a win-win situation!

The Adopt-A-Street program builds on our 1 Green Cornwall initiative.

What volunteers do:
  • Make a commitment to pick up litter on a given public area, once a month or more often.
  • For a minimum of one season, from April 1 to October 1
  • 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.
  • Keeps a list of volunteer contact information.
  • Provides promotional support via its website, pamphlets and social media.
  • Provides safety training.
  • 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.


Get involved!

Interested in taking part? Please fill out the application form below and return it to:

City of Cornwall
Department of Planning, Development and Recreation
Attention: Jim Althouse, Parks and Landscaping Supervisor
P.O. Box 877, Cornwall, ON K6H 5T9

Completed application forms can also be dropped off in person at the Benson Centre (800 Seventh St. West) or the Aquatic Centre (100 Water Street East)

Click here for Adopt-A-Street Application Form


Additional Information

For additional information on this program, please contact:

Jim Althouse
Parks and Landscaping Supervisor
City of Cornwall
(613) 930-2787 ext. 2261


Thank you for helping to keep our City clean and beautiful!