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Make a difference. Help the planet locally

We extend a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who participated in last year's Community Clean Up event. That's more than 14,300 of you!

Now let's make this year's event even BIGGER AND BETTER!

  • Community Litter Clean Up : April 16 - 28th, 2018
    *We've extended the clean up to include a second week!

  • Green Up Tree Planting event : Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm - Thank you to everyone who participated!

    Thanks to the Burlington Mall, participating schools sending in their clean-up group photo will be entered into a free draw for a chance to win one of two cash prizes of $250 to be put toward an eco-action project at their school!  There will be $250 available to win for photo submissions from Burlington elementary schools and a second $250 cash prize available for photo submissions from Burlington high schools.

    The Burlington Mall has also very kindly provided an eco-gift basket valued at $250 available to be won by a lucky Clean Up or Green Up participant that has completed our survey:

You can REGISTER to participate in the Community Clean Up farther down at the bottom of this page, but please review all the information on this page first.

(Note: Clean Up event registration closes at noon on Thursday, April 26th, 2018)


 2018 Community clean up green up

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This popular dual-component event hosted by BurlingtonGreen in partnership with the City of Burlington, provides an important (and fun!) opportunity for citizens, schools, businesses, neighbourhoods and community groups to come together to clean up and green up Burlington. What a great and meaningful way to celebrate our beautiful city!

To date, more than 77,000 participants have joined the collective clean up effort resulting in cleaner parks, streams, schoolyards and neighbourhoods. Hundreds more have helped to improve local biodiversity, by removing invasive plants from local natural areas and by planting thousands of native plants, shrubs and trees.

We invite YOU to gather your family, friends, group members and coworkers to participate in these IMPACTFUL eco-action events!

You can download our poster here to help us promote this great event. A legal-sized poster with a blank section for you to record your own clean-up event details is also available here.

About the Clean Up

Schools and Businesses are invited to participate during the weeks of April 16 – 27th, and EVERYONE is encouraged to participate on April 21st.

All groups are invited to snap a group photo on event day and send it to us so we can post it to our Green Wall of Fame webpage – we want to show off your team efforts! 
ATTENTION: Please note that instead of hosting an Eco-Fair/BBQ this year, we will be hosting a GREEN UP Tree Planting event in partnership with the City of Burlington! The tree planting event will take place at Tuck Park on April 21st from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Learn more and register to participate further below.

Showcase your Business:
we want LOTS of Burlington companies to get involved! Register your business, receive free clean-up supplies (if you need some), plus have your business website posted on this page (Check out who is already signed up to participate in the "Who is Participating?" section below . Send in your group Clean Up photo after the event and we'll include in our 2018 Wall of Fame slideshow.

Family tree planting


We are pleased to be joining the City of Burlington to host a tree planting event at Tuck Park on Saturday, April 21, 2018, following the morning Clean Up event! This is a great opportunity for you to help grow our urban tree canopy – we encourage you to get involved.

Complimentary refreshments courtesy of Nature's Emporium, will be available while quantities last

Terrific Eco-prizes and gift cards courtesy of the Burlington Mall will be available to win via a free prize draw too!

Be sure to dress for the weather as the event will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots – no sandals or flip-flops please! (Sturdy soles help when digging with a shovel). The City kindly asks that volunteers bring their own shovels, if you can. Note: ONLY in the event of severe weather conditions (such as thunderstorm with lightning), will the event be rescheduled.  A notification for this would then be posted on this page on April 21st.


 More Details

More information on the Clean Up & Green Up events is provided in the sections below for you to review before registering at the bottom of the page.

How to Participate:

free clean up supplies:

Litter hotspots:

who is participating?

You can view a listing below of groups that have already registered, as well as their chosen clean-up locations, arranged by City Ward number (updated weekly).

Open Groups: If you are an individual who wants to participate in the Clean Up but you don't have a group to join, check out the Friends of Sheldon Creek Facebook page to discover opportunities to help them out.


REGISTER for the Clean Up event. The Green Up registration is now closed. 

If you have carefully reviewed all of the event details provided above including the participation waiver, you can now REGISTER your group, school or business to participate in the Community Clean Up by clicking on the appropriate button below. Note: When registering you will be asked to let us know your group size, clean up location and its Ward number.

Event presented by BurlingtonGreen and the City of Burlington...

Thank You to the ontario trillium foundation and Our event Sponsors:

Gold Level

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Silver Level

Media Sponsors

                                                                More Event Sponsors

Burlington Mall

Nature's Emporium

                                                                 Pitch-in Canada

                                                                  Long & McQuade



 Questions or Comments?

If you have any inquiries not addressed in the information above OR on the community group, school or business registration pages, please email us with your inquiry. Please also email us if you would like to make changes to an existing registration.