Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

Register now to celebrate 20 years of Cleaning the Capital.

cleaning_capital_enTim Hortons and the City of Ottawa are pleased to announce the launch of the early bird registration for the annual Fall Cleaning the Capital event, which will take place from September 15 until October 15.

Tim Hortons Fall Cleaning the Capital is a city-wide event that brings together neighbours, communities and friends to help keep Ottawa beautiful.

Volunteers who register their cleanup project during the early bird period, which takes place between August 15 and September 14, have a chance to win one of many early bird prizes donated by our generous sponsors. Regular registration ends October 15.

Registration is quick and easy. First, select a cleanup location, such as a park, ravine, shoreline, bus stop, pathway or any public area requiring tidying up. Projects can include litter pickup or graffiti removal. Then go to here to register your cleanup project. Following the event, submit an online cleanup form before October 31 to be eligible for more prizes from our sponsors.

Cleanup starter kits for litter pickup and graffiti removal projects are available to all registered volunteers upon request. Litter pickup starter kits include disposable vinyl gloves, garbage bags as well as leaf and yard waste bags. Graffiti removal starter kits include graffiti removal wipes and gloves. All kits come with helpful project and safety information to guide your cleanup project.

This is a great opportunity for families and friends to work together on community cleanup projects that help make Ottawa clean, green, graffiti and litter free. The Tim Hortons Fall Cleaning the Capital is also an excellent way for high school students to earn their community volunteer hours.

Since the program’s inception in 1994, over 856,000 volunteers have participated in 13,100 cleanup projects throughout the city. As a result, an estimated 1.48 million kg of waste has been removed from public spaces by participating individuals, student groups, community associations, businesses, friends and families.

Register online here or by calling 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

UPDATE: To date there are over 319 projects and 12,335 participants registered, including 29 graffiti removal projects!

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