Love your neighbourhood? Help keep it litter-free
Adopt-a-Street is a volunteer-driven program that encourages you—our residents, businesses and organizations—to keep the neighbourhoods where we live, work and play clean and safe. Improve the livability and beauty of the city we love by keeping your adopted street litter-free.
About the program
All are welcome. Volunteer as an individual, family, business, organization, or as part of a group of friends or neighbours.
As an adopt-a-street volunteer, you will collect small amounts of litter from streets, boulevards and lanes at least once a month for a year. We'll provide the tools and supplies you need, including safety vests, litter pickers, gloves, buckets and bags. You are required to wear the safety vest and gloves while cleaning.
Read our safety checklist for more information. This checklist will be reviewed with volunteers prior to the start of a cleanup.
You can help support City crews by keeping your neighbourhood street clean, litter-free and beautiful. By participating in adopt-a-street, you will be:
- making our city look healthy and vibrant
- joining a great cause and creating a sense of community and purpose for friends, family, and colleagues
- helping protect our waterways by reducing pollution in stormwater runoff
- setting a good example for others to follow