Thank you for lending a hand to beautify our city!

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.

How to Sign Up

This program is closed for the season. Please check back in spring 2022!

The Adopt-A-Street program is open to all - individuals 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. The Cornwall Public Library will contact you to set up a date to pick up kits.

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

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 in 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
  • Sets the rules which the volunteers need to follow
  • Provides supplies, litter pickers, gloves, volunteer reflective safety vests and litter bags
  • Collects the bags from designated drop off points when notified'

For more information: email

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Emma Meldrum
Public Information Coordinator
360 Pitt Street, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-930-2787 ext. 2157
F.: 613-932-8145
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