Cleaning the Capital


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


Now in its 25th year, this bi-annual 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.

To date, there are over 900 projects and 55,848 participants registered, including 67 graffiti removal projects!

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.

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.

This week in Stittsville:


On Saturday, May 5, the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society will be cleaning the Trans Canada Trail from Village Square Park up to West Ridge, and down to the Separate High School. Please meet at the Square, corner of Abbott and Stittsville-Main at 10:00 a.m. with gloves and picks (if you have them). Bags will be provided.


Lots of other clean-ups are taking place in Stittsville this week as well!


Pioneer Plains Park May 5th 10:00-12:00
Village Square Park May 10th 4:00-5:30
Bryanston Gate Park May 12th 10:00-11:30
Brae Crescent (select areas) May 12th 10:30-12:00


If you’re organizing a clean-up, send me an email and let me know! I would be happy to stop by and share mention of it in my electronic weekly newsletter.

Thanks to all the volunteers doing clean-ups around Stittsville for keeping our community looking great!

To learn more or to register a team of your own, please visit