Cleaning the Capital – Early Bird Registration Now Open!


The time has come once again to organize your teams to help “Clean up the Capital”.


Now in its 25th year, this city-wide cleaning campaign brings together neighbours, communities and friends to help keep Ottawa clean and green! Last year alone, 75,547 volunteers collected 60,437 kg of litter during 1,259 cleanup events.

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. GLAD Cleaning the Capital is also an excellent way for high school students to earn their community volunteer hours.

Early bird registration is now open for the bi-annual tradition.


To participate, simply:

  • Pick your project site, your cleanup date (rain date too!), and time.
  • Promote your project and gather your project team.
  • Be sure to plan ahead for the proper disposal of compost, garbage, recycling, leaf-and-yard waste and any other hazardous items you may collect.

Early bird registrants are also eligible to win a prize donated by one of the program’s generous sponsors so don’t delay!


The campaign begins April 15th. To learn more or to register, please visit