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

Conestoga Community Cleanup

Wednesday May 8, 2019 from 4-6pm

Meet at Orchard Mill Green (the greenspace where Conestoga College Boulevard and Doon Valley Drive meet) in Kitchener. Join a group of students from Conestoga College to support the neighbourhood in an annual litter clean up in Doon Neighbourhood.

If you have questions please connect with Jennifer Durst.

Various locations (“Cambridge City Green booths”) across Cambridge will feature supplies for pickup.  Go to the location of your choice for a litter clean up.  For more information, visit or email

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.

20 Minute Makeover
, Friday, April 26, 2019. 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. For more information contact Rebecca at 519-741-2200 ext. 7537;

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 Cleanup of 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;

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. For more information contact Rebecca at 519-741-2200 ext. 7537;

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 Cleanup

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 Cleanup webpage.

Other litter cleanup programs in WaterlooYou can also help keep our city clean all year long! Consider a litter cleanup from May to November through the City’s Partners in Parks programThe 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 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 Wellesley Township.