Thank you for lending a hand to beautify our city!

If you recently picked up litter, fill out this form! We will dispatch staff to pick up your bags of trash, and share your photos on social media!

 What is 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.

 Join the team!

Children display the tools provided by the Adopt-A-Street program

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, and visit the Benson Centre (until April 26) or the Cornwall Public Library (starting April 29) to pick up your kit. 

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 - printable

Adopt-A-Street Application Form and Waiver - online

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:

Brochure (English and French)


How it works 
Volunteers must wear orange safety vestsAdopt-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
  • Check in when they've picked up litter by filling out this form
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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