Annual Cleaning the Capital ready for a fall clean sweep

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City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa and Tim Horton's are launching the 7th annual Fall Cleaning the Capital Campaign. Residents of all ages are invited to participate.

Register your cleanup project on or before September 14 to be eligible to win early bird prizes. Registration continues until October 15. Cleaning the Capital volunteers who submit their online cleanup reports by October 31 are also eligible to win one of many prizes donated by our generous sponsors.

Registration is quick and easy. Start by selecting a cleanup location. It can be a park, ravine, shoreline, bus stop, pathway or any public area requiring tidying up. Projects can include litter pickup or graffiti removal. Register your cleanup project online at or by calling 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

Cleanup starter kits for litter pickup and/or graffiti removal projects are available to all registered volunteers upon request. Litter pickup starter kits include: disposable vinyl gloves, garbage bags as well as leaf and yard waste bags. Graffiti removal starter kits include graffiti removal wipes, masks and gloves. All kits come with helpful project and safety information to guide your cleanup project.

This is a great opportunity for families and friends to work together on community cleanup projects that help make Ottawa clean, green, graffiti-free and litter-free. Cleaning the Capital is an excellent way for high school students to earn their community volunteer hours. Everyone stands to win! Last year, over 92,000 Ottawa residents made a difference by participating in a cleanup project.