Adopt-a-Street

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 

Adopt-a-Street registration form

I want to adopt a street as:
Name
Contact Information

Release and waiver agreement
This agreement affects your legal rights. Please read carefully.

To: The City of Burnaby, its officers, employees, directors, insurers and volunteers (collectively "the Releasees")

Assumption of risk
I am aware that engaging in an Adopt-a-Street activity may involve certain risks, dangers and hazards, including, but not limited to picking up dangerous debris and collision with passing traffic. I agree to wear a safety vest and gloves while participating to minimize any such risks and I freely accept, and fully understand and assume all risks and dangers including the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage or loss, resulting from negligence, breach of contract and breach of any statutory or other duty of care, including any duty of care owed under the Occupiers Liability Act RSBC 1996 C. 337 on the part of the Releasees. 

Release of liability, waiver of claims and indemnity agreement 
By participating in the Adopt-a-Street Program I hereby agree as follows:
  1. To waive any and all claims that I have or may in the future have against the Releasees.
  2. To release the Releasees from any and all liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense that I may suffer or that my next of kin may suffer as a result of participating in the Adopt-a-Street Program due to any cause whatsoever, including negligence, breach of contract and breach of any statutory or other duty of care, including any duty of care owed under the Occupiers Liability Act RSBC 1996 C. 337 on the part of the Releasees. 
  3. To hold harmless and indemnify the Releasees from any and all liability for any property damage or personal injury to any third party, resulting from my participation in the program.
  4. This release shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and assigns, in the event of my death. I have read this release prior to agreeing to it and I understand its effect. I am aware that by agreeing to this release I am waiving certain legal rights which I or my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and assigns may otherwise have had against the Releasees.

By checking this box, I acknowledge that I understand and agree to the terms outlined in Burnaby’s Adopt-a-Street Program release and waiver agreement.
Your privacy

Your personal information is being collected and used for the purpose of administering the Adopt-a-Street program and will be managed in accordance with s. 26 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All personal information collected through this form will remain confidential and will be de-identified when shared. For questions regarding the collection of Personal Information and receipt of electronic messages please contact: Marketing and Corporate Communications at [email protected].

Have questions?

Solid Waste and Recycling Division
Phone
24-hour information
BC recycling hotline

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