Adopt A Street Or Park

how to begin

Your business, sports organization, service club, school, community group or neighbourhood can become a “Don’t Be A LitterBug” Leader by adopting a street or park through the Volunteer Cleanup Program.

To get started, check and see if the area you wish to adopt is available and then click on the “Adopt a Park” or “Adopt a Street” button to register your group!


make the commitment

Commit to cleaning up an area that is important to you, such as a street that leads to your place of business, a park your children play in, or a road in your neighbourhood. By keeping this area clean, you will be promoting a positive image and discouraging litter.

The Volunteer Cleanup Program involves a two-year commitment with a minimum of three clean-ups per year. The City will support your group by providing necessary garbage bags and garbage collection.

get recognized

To recognize your groups' efforts, a special sign will be erected in your adopted location featuring the group's name and a Certificate of Recognition from the Mayor will be presented to the group at the completion of each two-year term.

featured volunteer group

volunteer group"The students and teachers of Stephen Lewis Secondary School have been working hard to keep the community clean and healthy since 2006 when they adopted their first park as part of the city's litter program."

See a list of all volunteer groups by clicking here