Get Involved

BE PART of the solution and GET INVOLVED! There are many ways to get involved. Check out the contacts and websites listed below to learn more about how you can make a difference! If you would like your community event listed here please contact us at

Cambridge City Green Spring 2016 Litter Cleanups! Organize your own cleanup - anytime in April - YOU choose the date! Register at least three days before your litter cleanup to get your supplies (bags, gloves) or just show up to pick up everything you need!

Organize your own cleanup - anytime in April - YOU choose the date! Supplies and information available for all. 

Contact: Paul Willms, Sustainability Planner (519) 740-4681, ext. 4262,

City of Kitchener 

Earth Month events and activities At the City of Kitchener, we try to find ways to make every day earth day. The spring is such a great time to get folks out and about and thinking about the environment, we have a few special activities in honour of Earth Day happening from the end of March through the month of April. 

Community cleanups

Make a positive difference for the local environment, as well as in the quality of life for you and your neighbours. It's easy!

Community cleanups get many people involved and thinking about the environment. They bring neighbours, colleagues or classmates together in a common cause. They provide an opportunity to see how a small act for a short time can have a large physical impact and they may help participants develop a sense of their influence on their environment.

And when community members get involved in cleaning their neighbourhoods, parks and open spaces, they are less likely to litter and are more likely to keep it clean!

Organize your Own Cleanupof a local park, public space or trail.Small bags and gloves are available.  Register your clean-up for supplies and support). Cleanups taking place during the month of April in honour of Earth Day.  For more information, please contact  Josh at 519-741-2200 ext. 4177;

20 Minute Makeover takes place on Tuesday, April 22 at (or around) 2 p.m. We encourage businesses and organizations to take just 20 minutes out of their busy day to be with colleagues outside in the sun (fingers crossed!) and make the environment around the workplace a little cleaner. You will be surprised at the difference just 20 minutes can make. Register your business or organization online for free cleanup supplies and a chance to win a pizza lunch for your group participants (a PDF of the 20 MM registration form is also available). For more information contact Janice at 519-741-2200 ext. 7227;

Sponsored by the City of Kitchener, City of Waterloo, Litter Reduction Task Force, Tim Horton's, Waterloo Region Record, 105.3 KOOL FM and 99.5 KFUN-FM.

School-yard cleanup PLUS- This year schools are encouraged to have a school-yard cleanup PLUS other Earth Day-related activities (eg. one class could host a book swap, another could organize an Earth Day scavenger hunt; still another class could organize an environmental quiz, or a school could organize an environmental play day). Register your school yard cleanup Plus day with us for cleanup supplies and  the chance to win an environmental improvement grant for your school (a PDF of the registration form is also available). For more information contact Janice at  519-741-2200 ext. 7227;

City of Waterloo

20 Minute Makeover takes place on April 22 at 2 p.m. for 20 minutes. Organize your team and step outside for 20 minutes to clean up litter around your business, church or school in celebration of Earth Day! You will be surprised at the difference just 20 minutes can make! Beginning in February, be counted and get free clean-up supplies by registering your activity online no later than April 20.

Organize your own litter clean-up in your neighbourhood park during the month of April. Register to receive free supplies, support and a chance to win a prize. Beginning in February, Group Leaders can register your litter clean-up activity  on-line  no later than one week before your event.

Adopt-a-Road program encourages community involvement in the care and maintenance of selected roadways in Waterloo through a minimum of spring and fall litter clean-ups. For more information, view the City of Waterloo’s Adopt-a-Road program.

For more information, visit or contact the City of Waterloo at 519-886-2310 x30296; explore nature, be water wise and live local!

Conestoga College Community Cleanup

Tuesday, May 3, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.   The whole community is invited to join in this cleanup. Please meet in the vacant lot at Conestoga College Blvd and Doon Valley Drive.    For more details, please email

Please see our free cleanup poster available for download.

North Dumfries Township

There  are a number of groups organizing cleanup events in the township. For 
information, please contact: Michelle Poissant, Recreation and Community Services
Coordinator or 519-632-8800 ext 102

Wellesley Township

There are a couple of groups organizing cleanup events in the  township.   For information, please contact: Keven Beggs at

Woolwich Township

Woolwich 2016 Community Cleanup Day - April 16, 2016, 8:30 until noon. There will be clean-up day locations throughout communities in Woolwich. Please contact Ann for a location near you! Garbage bags will be provided.

Ann Roberts
Woolwich Township
Tel: 519-669-6027

Remember.......Every Litter Bit Helps! 

Trash On Your Back 5-Day Challenger!

Here is a creative creative challenge to see how much trash you make and challenge you to reduce it;

  1. Fill your bag with everything you would normally throw out: recyclables, compostables, and trash to landfill, for all to see!
  2. Challenge yourself to reduce your trash so you don’t have to carry so much stuff all week. Learn your options and do your part.

To sign up go to

Ministry of Transportation

This litter cleanup program focuses on local and provincial highways.

Adopt-a-Highway Program
Pearlette Cassells
Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO)
659 Exeter Rd.
London, ON N6E 1L3
Tel: 519-873-4381

Region of Waterloo

This litter cleanup program focuses on regional roads within the area municipalities of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.

Adopt-a-Road Program
Penny Evans
Transportation Operations Division
Region of Waterloo
100 Maple Grove Rd.
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R6
Tel: 650-8242