Clean Toronto Together spring campaign runs April 22-24

The City of Toronto’s 2022 Clean Toronto Together campaign, which encourages residents, schools, businesses and community groups to get involved, is scheduled for April 22-24.

On Friday, April 22, schools and businesses are encouraged to clean up around their properties. On Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24, residents are encouraged to organize community clean-ups to remove litter from public spaces such as parks, ravines, alleyways and beaches in their neighborhoods.

Participants are encouraged to register their cleanups online. The city says registrations help it organize special litter pickups, avoid duplicate cleanups and measure results. The registration deadline is Friday, April 15.

More information is available on the Clean Toronto Together webpage.

Now in its 17th year, Clean Toronto Together bills itself as the largest municipal spring cleaning program in Canada.

During a four-week period leading up to community cleanups in April, the city is deploying more than 250 pieces of equipment, including litter vacuums, sweepers, front-end loaders, dump trucks, sweepers sidewalk and pressure washers, to remove dirt, debris and graffiti from streets, parks and waterways.

The city says some of its spring cleaning activities include:

•Cleaning up illegal dumps;

•Cleaning of boulevards and alleys;

• Removal of waste and debris from the parks;

•Removal of rubbish from the fence;

• Street sweeping to clean dirt and debris from the streets of Toronto.

The public can do their part to help keep Toronto clean and safe by properly disposing of items, including disposable masks and gloves, in available street and park trash cans and by not throwing items on the ground. The public can also report trash hotspots or overflowing bins to 311 at www.toronto.ca/311 or by calling 311.

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