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

UPDATE: SPRING CLEANUPS CANCELLED. Due to the COVID-19 virus,  all spring cleanups have been cancelled.  We will update this site as soon as more information becomes available.   For more information, visit or email

City of Kitchener 

There are many ways to get involved. Find details on events, where to pick up supply kits and how to arrange post-clean-up collection at

Community clean-ups:  All year round! When people get involved in cleaning their neighbourhood and parks,  they are less likely to litter and more likely to keep it clean. Choose a date, time and clean-up location that works best for you. 

20-Minute Makeover:  On Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m., encourage your business or organization to take 20-minutes and go outside and make your nearby environment a little cleaner.  What a difference one hour can make! 

School-yard clean-up PLUS: In honour of Earth Month, local schools are encouraged to hold a school-yard clean-up.  Register by April 5;  kits will be sent out the week of April 8.

City of Waterloo

Earth Day - 20 Minute Makeover

See the difference 20 minutes can make when we work together in the spirit of Earth Day. On Friday, April 24, 2020, step outside at 2 p.m. to clean up litter around your Waterloo business or school property.

This unique team building opportunity is a great way for residents to show they care about their community and the environment. Encourage your team to go green by bringing your own gardening gloves and bags from home.

Beginning in March until April 21, teams of 10 or more can register online to receive free supplies.

Earth Day Community Clean-up

Celebrate Earth Day as we work to remove litter from public parks and trails in Waterloo during our annual city-wide cleanup on April 24-26, 2020. Beginning in March until April 21, group leaders can organize a cleanup event of their neighbourhood park. For more information, visit City of Waterloo’s Earth Day Community Clean-up webpage.

Other litter clean-up programs in Waterloo. You can also help keep our city clean all year long! Consider a litter clean-up from May to November through the City’s Partners in Parks program. The City of Waterloo’s Adopt-a-Road program is for organizations or community groups to adopt an approved section of roadway and remove litter twice per year, usually spring and fall. A sign installed at each end of the adopted section recognizes the groups’ efforts and helps raise awareness that residents care about their community and the environment.

For more information, visit or contact the City of Waterloo at 519-886-2310 x30296 or email

North Dumfries Township

There are a number of groups organizing clean-up 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 clean-up events in the township. For information, please contact: Keven Beggs at Wellesley Township.