Cleaning the Capital – Last Week to Register!


Registration ends May 15th so don’t miss your chance 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 955 projects and 59,309 participants registered, including 68 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.
Debbie+ Young clean up along Poole Creek
Last week, Debbie helped to clean up the Poole Creek path. Way to go, Debbie!


This week in Stittsville:


Last week, the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society stepped up to clean the Trans Canada Trail! 17 volunteers came out in total with lots of new faces taking pride in our community!


This week, stop by Fringewood Drive on May 18th from 9:00-11:00 AM to join me and my office as we do our part to clean up the capital!

Other clean-ups are taking place in Stittsville this week as well!

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