Community Clean Up 2022

Community Clean Up 2022

Register Your 
Clean Up 
today!

Please note that the community’s health and safety is of utmost importance to us, please follow Halton COVID-19 safety guidelines to ensure your personal safety and those around you prior to choosing to participate in any eco-activities or tips shared by BurlingtonGreen.

Please review the following important information before clicking on the BLUE ‘register your litter clean up’ button further below on this page.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Everyone!

Great for families, friends, neighbourhoods, schools, groups and businesses.

Spend quality time with your loved ones taking local eco-action with this safe outdoor activity.  A great way to connect with nature while getting some exercise too.

Great for businesses!
A rewarding opportunity to gather your team or coworkers for a safe outdoor team-building activity that helps both the environment and the community. Are you currently working remotely? No problem! You can still be physically apart AND work collectively to help clean up beautiful Burlington – have team members complete their own litter clean-ups at home on behalf of your workplace, team or business. Gather photos from everyone’s clean up and see just how BIG your impact can be!

Great for the classroom + volunteer hours for participating high school students!
Whether you are in a classroom or online learning, Community Clean Up provides a valuable opportunity for teachers and students to safely get outside, get some exercise and help the local environment too. Organize a clean-up with your class, or encourage parents to organize a family clean-up at home. Make it an exciting class project and encourage students to take photos of the litter they collect. High school students can earn volunteer hours and we have a great complement of resources to support related curriculum.

Want to pump up your impact to help the planet locally?  
Organize a fundraiser or set up a simple online fundraising page to support BG’s impactful work all year long!
 

HOW IT WORKS

1.

Determine a  safe location in Burlington that your family, friends, coworkers, community group or classroom would like to clean up. Check out locations where various groups are registering their clean ups ongoing, further below. Avoid those locations for your clean up or do your clean up on a different day.

Tip: check out some ‘litter hotspot’ locations in Burlington further below.

Contact us to let us know of locations in Burlington where you often see litter, OR if you carried out a clean up of an area and there remains more litter to be collected, let us know that too. (Please note that areas you clean up must be  without safety hazards, and safe to access and carry out your litter collection activities).

2.

Review the  2022 Community Clean Up Tips sheet and share it with your group participants for important safety and waste collection information. Keep in mind that the Volunteer Participant Activity Informed Consent Waiver must be reviewed and agreed to by all of your activity participants. Be sure you and your group members adhere to the most up-to-date Halton COVID-19 safety guidelines.

3.

Register your participation at the BLUE BUTTON BELOW.

Your group, school, family or business name and your clean up date and location will be added to our Community Clean Up listing (by ward) furthre below to help avoid overlapping activities.

We encourage you to use your own clean-up supplies, however, you can request free clean-up supplies for your group. Supplies are available for pick-up at our supply depot (while quantities last):

Perks of registering:

  • We have FREE clean up supplies including disposable gloves, garbage and recycling bags available for pick up, by request, while quantities last. 
  • Enter to win! When you register your Clean Up your group will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a terrific eco-prize!
  • We’ve got extra prizes for groups that share their photos with us and let us know how many bags of litter were collected – so be sure to snap a few photos of your Clean Up and send us the quantity of litter you collect. Tag us on social media or e-mail your results and a photo for EXTRA chances to win!
    (Note: Submission of photos provides permission to BurlingtonGreen to use your photos in print, or in digital materials including social media platforms with permission to edit, alter, copy, or distribute the photos for media advertising and marketing)

4.

Have a fun and safe Clean Up,  count the number of full bags of litter you collected, take a photo of your group with your collected litter and tag us on social media or send us an email! Let us know about any larger waste items or “hot spots” with lots of litter that you encountered during your clean up, so we can flag it for further attention.

5.

Clean up’s taking place on city property are eligible for pick-up by city staff. Clean up’s taking place on private property and school property must be either disposed through their waste collection services or brought home and disposed of through regular curbside collection.

If your clean up is taking place on city property and you would like city staff to pick up your collected waste, please be sure to include this information during registration. Specific location of piles must be provided and piles must be left within 3m of a road or parking lot for access.

If there are changes to your registration and you would like a waste pick up or no longer require a pick up, please notify us at cugu@burlingtongreen.org.

That’s it!  By participating,  you are contributing to a city-wide effort for a cleaner, beautiful Burlington.

GROUPS THAT REGISTER THEIR CLEAN UP LOCATIONS ARE POSTED BELOW, WEEKLY. 

Check out the lists by ward before you register your clean up to avoid duplication of clean up locations on the same date.

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.

BURLINGTON WARD MAP

The following list includes the locations and dates for clean up activities already registered by various groups for their own participants. If your group wants to clean up litter from the same location, please choose a different date, preferably a few weeks or more after the group has cleaned up the area and it’s a good idea to have a group member visit the area ahead of time to check that the area requires a litter clean up.

  • Clark family(Kerns Park) April 25
  • Aldershot Lions Club (Plains Rd from QEW to King Rd and Francis Rd. bike path from Bolus Gardens to Cedar St.) April 23
  • Earth Day Clean Up (Burlington Beach) April 22
  • Repic Family (Aldershot park & Hidden Valley park) April 4 (and monthly).
  • King’s Road P.S. (Greenwood Biketrail) April 25-29
  • Central Public School (School grounds and surrounding school property along Baldwin and Brant St.) April 22
  • King’s Road Public School (King’s Road Public School) April 22
  • The Dave Cole Team Royal Lepage Burloak and Nicole Reynolds Mortgages (LaSalle Park) April 23
  • BurlingtonGreen Directors & Family (Burlington Beach starting at the Pump House) April 16
  • S T & Co. Royal Lepage Macro Realty, Brokerage (Ireland Park) May 28
  • Pordham (Pond behind Newell Cr) April 30
  • A Greener Future (Part of Love Your Lakes) (Burlington Beach) May 8
  • Fraser family and friends (Unsworth Avenue, grindstone creek trail entrance area) April 28
  • Craig Kielburger Secondary School (Lasalle Park) April 23
  • Monica Marin ( Lasalle Park) April 23
  • Friends of Hamilton Harbour ( Eastport exit walkway bordering Hamilton Harbour at CCIW) April 23
  • Fern Hill School Burlington ( Burlington Beach) May 27
  • Hamilton Naturalists Club (Hillsdale Ave, east of Plains Rd) May 7
  • Prana Organic (South side of Fairview St. across from Walmart, between grassy berm and the fence) May 6

The following list includes the locations and dates for clean up activities already registered by various groups for their own participants. If your group wants to clean up litter from the same location, please choose a different date, preferably a few weeks or more after the group has cleaned up the area and it’s a good idea to have a group member visit the area ahead of time to check that the area requires a litter clean up.

  • ABB Inc (Tuck Creek area next to ABB Inc) Week of April 18th
  • The Gregordons (Maplehurst Schoolyard) March 26
  • ArtHouse – Nelson Co-op (Nelson Co-Op park area) March 28.
  • CC family & friends (Burlington Beach) April 3
  • CH Norton (Hydro cut between Jordan Ave and Headon Road) April 19
  • Tom Thomson (Tom Thomson, Optimist, Student Theatre) April 22
  • McVanSham Family (Maple Avenue, Fairview) April 16
  • Noad Family (Centennial Bike Path (SENECA-MARTHA) April 23
  • Burlington Hyundai (Plains Rd and Brant street- Rambo Creek) May 15
  • Tecumseh PS (Bike Path between Prospect and New Street) April 19-22
  • ArtHouse – Maple Crossing (Maple Crossing and nearby bike path) April 21
  • Tinker Family (Centennial Bike Path (ROSSMORE-SENECA) April 23
  • Church Family Group ( Along Roly Bird Park ( Near Sail store and Costco) going West towards Brant Street. ) April 24

The following list includes the locations and dates for clean up activities already registered by various groups for their own participants. If your group wants to clean up litter from the same location, please choose a different date, preferably a few weeks or more after the group has cleaned up the area and it’s a good idea to have a group member visit the area ahead of time to check that the area requires a litter clean up.

  • M.M. Robinson High School (School grounds and surrounding parks) April 22.
  • Kate Spade ASC and TPO (Lowville park) April 24
  • Friends of Paul A Fisher P.S. (Forest, walking path, and area surrounding Paul A Fisher P.S.) April 23
  • Brant Hills (Brant Hills Community) April 22
  • Sir Ernest MacMillan (school grounds and local park nearby) April 24
  • Brant Gardens (2050 Upper Middle Road) April 24
  • Burlington Green Party of Ontario (Mountainside park) April 23
  • Team Port Nelson (Roly Bird park) April 18
  • Stewarts (Duncaster Park (near St Mark school), possibly Cavendish Park as well (wooded/creek area behind Paul A. Fisher School). April 30

The following list includes the locations and dates for clean up activities already registered by various groups for their own participants. If your group wants to clean up litter from the same location, please choose a different date, preferably a few weeks or more after the group has cleaned up the area and it’s a good idea to have a group member visit the area ahead of time to check that the area requires a litter clean up.

  • Friends of General Brock Park ( Gary Allan Learning Centre) April 24th
  • Port Nelson United Church (The neighboring communities close to Port Nelson United Church, St.Raphaels School, John T. Tuck Public School and the strip malls at Walkers Line and New Street.) April 10-23
  • Adithi, Demi, & Nicole (Nelson High School) April 22-25
  • Joe Apps Technology Support (Tuck Creek beside plaza at 3500 Fairview St) March 25th
  • Dr Charles Best Public School – Community Clean Up (Dr Charles Best Public School grounds and Sycamore Park) April, 22
  • The Garbage Hunters (Commerce Court and behind strip mall on Fairview) April 16
  • 65th Burlington Pathfinders (Nelson Park) April 12
  • Apple Mapleview (Hidden Valley Park) April 24
  • Pauline Johnson (Pauline Johnson School grounds) April 12-24
  • Makwendam Public School (School grounds & Sweetgrass park) April 22
  • Hawthorne Neighbours CleanUp Crew (Shoreacres Creek) April 24
  • Nelson HS – LEAP & LDC (Shoreacres creek in Nelson park) April 26
  • Port Nelson United Church (Sweetgrass park) April 19-23
  • Fair Kennedy (Ravine north of Longmoor between Laural Drive and Catalina) April 23
  • Trillium (Walking path on the south side of Upper Middle Road between Headon Rd and Centennial Drive) April 30

The following list includes the locations and dates for clean up activities already registered by various groups for their own participants. If your group wants to clean up litter from the same location, please choose a different date, preferably a few weeks or more after the group has cleaned up the area and it’s a good idea to have a group member visit the area ahead of time to check that the area requires a litter clean up.

  • see March 26 Clean Up event at Sheldon Creek organized by Field & Stream Rescue Team
  • AAG Tailored Cutting Solutions – Clean Up Team (5330 South Service Road) April 22nd
  • Partners in Grime (Skyway Park) April 10
  • Friends of Fothergill Forest (Fothergill Forest at the end of Fothergill Road) April 23
  • Mohawk Gardens Public School Families & Friends (Mohawk Park) April 23
  • Halton Waldorf School (Halton Waldorf School (HWS) Grounds and other locations) April 22
  • Alexander’s Public School (Orchard) April 21
  • Ben Summers (Around Pineland Baptist Church) April
  • Pineland PS (Pineland PS – Meadowhill Rd, School yard, creek and Pineland Park) April 14
  • JWB (School grounds, neighbourhood streets) April 22
  • Frontenac School grounds (Frontenac School grounds) April 22
  • Alexander’s P.S. (Upper middle /orchard rd/Dryden/orchard community park) April 19-22
  • Halton Green Walkers (Bike Path going west from Appleby Line to Walkers Line ) April 19
  • Burlington Conservative Association (Harvester & Appleby – north east side of Appleby from Wendy’s/Tim Hortons parking lot to the QEW on ramp at boulevard) April 23
  • Deloitte Burlington (Appleby Ice Arena) April 30
  • Elizabeth Gardens SE (Elizabth Gardens SE – Burloak west side south of Winston to catwalk, Euston south of Winston, Foxbar south of Winston to Stratton, Stratton south of Winston to Foxbar, Winston from Stratton to Burloak) April 18
  • Questica (Sherwood Forest Park, Creek Path Woods, Burloak Waterfront Park) April 20
  • Ascension (School grounds and Robert Bateman grounds) April 21
  • ALPS Inc. (5500 North Service Road) April 22
  • JW (Coronation Park) April/May
  • The Flower Pots (Appleby Creek at south side of New St., beside Pineland Baptist Church.) April 30
  • Yeongmi Jeong (Coronation Park)May 7
  • Deb & Grace (Burloak waterfront) April 29
  • Yanting Z. (Avalon Park and surrounding areas) May 15
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The following list includes the locations and dates for clean up activities already registered by various groups for their own participants. If your group wants to clean up litter from the same location, please choose a different date, preferably a few weeks or more after the group has cleaned up the area and it’s a good idea to have a group member visit the area ahead of time to check that the area requires a litter clean up.

  • Nsembani (Around Lula road, Burlington, Ontario) Week of March 21st.
  • Backed By Bees in Partnership with the Rural Ward 6 Advisory Group (Various North Burlington Roads) April 22-25
  • Alton Village residents (Alton Village Community) April 23
  • Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondary School (Halton District School Board) April 22
  • Florence Meares PS (Florence Meares School, Berwick Green Park) April 19
  • Charles R. Beaudoin (School grounds) April 22
  • Brian E. (Headon Forest Drive to Headon Road Hydro path) April 16
  • Covid Crew (Ravine green space, east side of Walkers, north of Country Club Drive) April 30
  • Michael T. (BellSchool Line south of Derry) April 30 & May 1
  • Melissa E. (St. Anne’s School) May 10
  • AJ & Friends (Dundas Street, Near walmart, Cleaning up near Swan Lake) May 21
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Below are some possible clean-up hotspots that your family or group may want to voluntarily and safely clean up and we ask that you continue to register your clean up activity with us.

It is strongly recommended that your group leader scout out the area in person, in advance, before organizing your clean-up, to ensure there is enough litter to clean up, and that the area is safe for all your participants and on suitable terrain.  Stay well clear of roadways and watch for pedestrians and cyclists on any nearby sidewalks. Safety glasses are recommended when working near trees and bushes.

 
Ward 1: 
  • Indian Creek area at NW corner of Plains Rd. E and Francis Dr./Designers Way.  (Some flat terrain, some sloped terrain. Litter grabber is helpful.)
  • Indian Creek by parking lot at far east end of Greenwood Dr. (near Greenwood Cemetery).  (Mostly flat terrain.  Often lots of litter around small parking lot and creek.)

Ward 2:

  • Fence line along south side of Fairview St., from Maple Ave. eastward to overpass.  (Mostly flat, open terrain. A few bushes where a litter grabber would be handy).
  • South side of Fairview St. across from Walmart, between grassy berm and fence for Creek Diversion Channel.  This area is a big litter trap, with lots of plastic bags on ground and in trees.  Sloped, grassy area with mix of open areas and bushy areas. Litter grabber and safety glasses recommended. Some bushes and trees may be thorny, so use caution.

Ward 3: 

  • Wooded area of Cavendish Park by Rambo Creek  (Mix of flat and sloped terrain in a nice treed area with dirt trails.  A litter grabber is helpful.)

Ward 4: 

  • Tuck Creek beside plaza at 3500 Fairview St., on south side.  (Slightly sloped terrain along creek side.  Area is a litter trap from nearby plazas).
  • Shoreacres Creek at 4130 Harvester Rd. (by Attridge).  Creek banks on south side collect litter; north side could use a bit of cleaning too.  Sloped grassy area, a litter grabber would be helpful.
  • North side of New St. between Longmoor Dr. and Belvenia Rd.  Flat area along sidewalk collects a fair bit of litter.  Stay clear of the roadway and be aware of any pedestrians or cyclists on the sidewalk.
  • North side of Fairview St., along fence line from Burlington Centre to the field by Canadian Tire.
  • Small creek area and stormwater pond at far east end of Mainway Arena parking lot, plus edge of field across the street on south side of Mainway. (Mix of flat and sloped terrain.  Includes open areas, and some densely treed areas where a litter grabber and safety glasses would be helpful).
  • Hydro fields, ditch, and fence line on south side of Upper Middle Road, on either side of Ironside Dr.  Big litter trap from nearby plazas.  Lots of plastic bags.  Mostly flat ground and slight slopes in an open area.

Ward 5: 

  • Behind Appleby Arena between parking lot and forest edge bordering Appleby Creek (far east end of parking lot).  Small amount of litter on flat ground. Can also go down slope to creek area if want.  Good for a small group.
  • Sheldon Creek at 5300 Harvester Rd. (by Sylvite).  Creek bank on south side could use a clean-up.  Moderately sloped, grassy creek bank with bushes near creek edge.  A litter grabber would be helpful.
  • Appleby Creek at south side of New St., beside Pineland Baptist Church.  (A challenging area with sloped creek bank and densely treed area.  Is a perennial litter trap area in need of a clean-up.  Litter grabbers and safety glasses are highly recommended).
  • Bike path at Appleby line south of Fairview, runs behind the Dairy Queen. Flat surface with some trees and shrubbery.
  • The Burloak Waterfront Park and its surroundings receive a lot of litter from the plaza across the road. 

Ward 6: 

  • Forested area at NW corner of Headon Rd and Golden Eagle Dr., where a dirt trail follows along Tuck Creek. Most of the litter is along sidewalk at edge of forest.  Dense trees and bushes, so a litter grabber and safety glasses recommended. Can be muddy if has been raining.
  • East side of Appleby Line, north of Upper Middle Rd., along creek area across the street from big plaza.  Area collects a lot of windblown litter.  Stay clear of road, and be aware of pedestrians and cyclists on sidewalk.

A BIG thank you to local eco-champion, Dave for kindly providing the hot spot suggestions.

 
 
 

Do you provide clean-up supplies?
Yes! You are encouraged to use your own supplies, though we do have a limited supply of disposable gloves, garbage and recycling bags that will be made available for pick up in accordance with the most up-to-date Halton COVID-19 restrictions. If you require supplies, please be sure to indicate this during registration. Supplies will be available while quantities last.

Where and when can I pick-up supplies?
Supplies are available for pick-up at our supply depot. Please be sure to check their hours of operation and visit them when they are open.
Burlington Centre: Pick-up supplies at Guest Services (located near the Shoppers Drug Mart, only the Guelph Line entrance by Indigo is currently open).

I am a student, can this count toward my volunteer community service hours?

Yes! Please let us know at the time of registration that you are a student and will be claiming volunteer hours. We will require an e-mail detailing your results, photos of your clean up and confirmation by a parent/guardian. A typical clean up is approximately 1-3 hours.
*Note that clean ups must take place in Burlington to be eligible for community service hours. 

Can I still clean up during COVID-19?
Be sure you and your group members review and adhere to Halton COVID-19 safety guidelines .

Some COVID-19 safety clean up tips:

  • Stay 6 feet apart from others
  • Wear a mask
  • Wear gloves
  • Wash your hands after the clean up

Be sure you and your group members review the 2022 Community Clean Up Tips sheet for important safety and waste collection information.

What if I arrive and my clean up site is already clean?
We do our best to oversee registrations to ensure that groups are not cleaning up the same site at the same time. However, sometimes groups plan their own clean up without registering or informing us about their plans. You may wish to visit your chosen site a day or two before your clean up to assess if it requires cleaning, as well as seeing if nearby areas and parks may also be potential clean up spots.

 

Why does litter end up in the community anyway? And what else can I do to help?
Unfortunately, a great deal of litter we see in our community actually comes from our own homes and businesses. Often this happens on windy days and when  recycling and garbage bins are not properly secure. Check out this helpful video on how to properly secure recycling bins and limit the amount of “blow away garbage.”
When you are away from home always be sure to place waste in waste receptacles and secure your waste in a pocket or bag until you have access to the proper waste receptacle.
Always put cigarette waste in designated bins or take them home with you, please don’t leave them on trails, parks and in the community.

Have any further questions? Reach out to us here!

Thank you for registering your clean up activity with us! 

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COMMUNITY’S HEALTH AND SAFETY IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE TO US.
PLEASE FOLLOW COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES TO ENSURE YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY AND THOSE AROUND YOU PRIOR TO CHOOSING TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY ECO-ACTIVITIES OR TIPS SHARED BY BURLINGTONGREEN.
TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!