Spring clean-up events take place in April

The warm weather is fast-approaching and snow banks are melting to reveal a winter’s worth of debris and litter. This is our opportunity to get involved and help keep Toronto clean.

The City’s annual spring clean-up events are a great way to get together with friends, neighbours and co-workers to reduce everyday litter. We have a shared responsibility to keep our communities green. What better way to turn your ideas into action than to get involved and reduce litter.

It only takes minutes to make a difference – participate in the 20-Minute Toronto Makeover and help clean a public place for 20 minutes on Friday, April 15 at 2 p.m. Mayor Rob Ford's Community Clean-up Day is the next day, Saturday, April 16. Get together with family, friends and neighbours and clean a public space that is important to you – it could be a park or a local street.

Participating groups can pick up their cleaning supplies for either event (free garbage bags provided by GLAD® and a single glove per person) at Toronto Community Centres, Civic Centres, selected Toronto Works Yards listed on the registration form, as well as participating Pizza Pizza locations starting March 25 – while supplies last.

This year, please reuse a grocery-size plastic bag or container from home to collect the litter to go in the GLAD® garbage bag .

We ask groups to register before April 8, so the City can coordinate where collection crews can find and haul away the litter bags. You can register for either event or get more information at toronto.ca/litter.

And don't forget about graffiti.  If you see graffiti vandalism that needs to be cleaned up, call 311.

Let's all clean Toronto together.

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