Clean Up Green Up

Clean Up Green Up

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Community Clean Up is a wonderful eco-action opportunity for everyone in Burlington to get involved! Since we began hosting this city-wide event in 2011, more than 134,000 participants have joined this collective effort resulting in cleaner parks, streams, schoolyards and neighbourhoods.

This year we aim to see 12,000 people participate! Everyone in Burlington is invited to organize a clean up and register it with us so we can track, measure and share the impact we have achieved, together.

Free supplies are available (bags and gloves and a clean up tips sheet), and by sharing your clean up information with us, you’ll be part of an impactful collective experience.  Your clean up will also be posted on our Community Clean Up map so everyone can learn which areas of Burlington are being cleaned up of litter, throughout the year.

You can also learn about the Green Up tree planting event here, and the Litter League Fundraising Challenge, and the nationwide Butt Blitz further below.

Watch the video to learn the easy steps to participate and click on the tabbed headings below for important details before you register your clean up.

2024 Participation Goal

See the growing map of participating clean ups further below,
and a link to REPORT YOUR DATA too!

Help us to continue offering opportunities like Community Clean Up by making a donation today!

MORE OPPORTUNITIES ( & Clean up map further below)

Join the Litter League!

Double your impact! Participate in the Litter League Challenge, raising funds to help power BurlingtonGreen’s work all year long, while having fun cleaning up litter in the community! We would love for you to take part. Details here.


Burlington Butt Blitz

Join the nationwide Butt Blitz! Cigarette butts are the most commonly littered item on earth and so we’re joining our friends at A Greener Future to help achieve a goal of 1 million butts collected from the environment this April. Open to participants over the age of 19, BurlingtonGreen is the local event coordinator to receive the butt collections to ensure they are sent to Terracycle for recycling.


Community Tree Planting

Let’s Grow Burlington’s Tree Canopy Together!

BurlingtonGreen and the City of Burlington Forestry Department are organizing a community tree planting to take place from 9:30 am to noon on Saturday, April 20th at Pathfinder Park.
Together we will plant 500 native trees PLUS some lucky participants will each win a beautiful tree to plant at their Burlington homes!

There is limited space for this opportunity with advance registration required HERE.  


Green Up At Home

Plant a tree, pollinator garden, remove invasive plants, and more. There’s lots you can do at your home environment to help make a difference for a greener, more biodiverse Burlington. Learn more and participate in Green Up at Home here.


Beach clean ups

Subscribe to receive our monthly newsletter to your inbox to learn about our periodic beach clean up events.

Earth Day Event

Held annually in April (Earth Day) at the BurlingtonGreen Eco-Hub headquarters at the beach, we welcome the community to join us in celebrating this special day through various fun and rewarding eco-activities.

E- waste drop off

Saturday, May 25th

Start gathering your broken and unwanted electronic and other items to be recycled as you get ready to come on by to our popular May 25th zero waste extravaganza. The Burlington Repair Cafe will be there too!


Please note that some groups may not register their clean up activities with us and thus, you may arrive to your clean up location and find another group cleaning up or the area has already been cleaned up.

Click on the map below to discover the dates and locations of clean up activities throughout Burlington.

Completed your clean up? 

Please click the button below to share your results. You’ll be entered into a draw for a chance to win an eco-prize!

2024 Community clean up green up sponsors



Showcase your support for a cleaner, greener Burlington!
Contact us today to learn more about our rewarding 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities.