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Annual litter cleanup campaign - Keep Vancouver Spectacular - kicks-off Saturday, April 29

April 26 2017 Vancouver is one of ten cities participating in the #CleanCanadaTogether challenge

"Vancouver's vibrant, clean, and green neighbourhoods are a source of pride that keep our city a beautiful place to live, work, and visit" says Mayor Gregor Robertson.

Keep Vancouver Spectacular volunteers

This weekend, hundreds of volunteers will join us to help kick-off spring cleaning for our year-long litter cleanup program: Keep Vancouver Spectacular. We've partnered with the Collingwood Community Policing Centre, Collingwood Business Improvement Association, Don Davies MP, Adrian Dix, and volunteers to take to streets, laneways and green spaces to help keep our city clean, vibrant, and litter-free.

"Vancouver's vibrant, clean, and green neighbourhoods are a source of pride that keep our city a beautiful place to live, work, and visit," says Mayor Gregor Robertson. "The tens of thousands of resident, business, and neighbourhood group volunteers who participate in Keep Vancouver Spectacular events show tremendous community spirit and pride. I encourage all residents to take part in an upcoming cleanup to help #CleanCanadaTogether."

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada, we're challenging 10 other cities across the country to take part in litter cleanups to help #CleanCanadaTogether. Participating cities will be dueling it out to see who can inspire the largest number of participants and cleanup events.

Everyone can join or lead a cleanup to show their love for Canada and our beautiful city as we challenge Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Hamilton, Brockville, Mississauga, Oakville, Vaughan, and Clean Foundation Nova Scotia to a litter clean-off.

Join a litter cleanup

All materials needed for a cleanup are provided by us including tongs, gloves, plastic bags, and brooms. You can also arrange for us to pick up the bags of garbage following your cleanup.

Upcoming cleanups

Join or lead a litter cleanup

Show your spirit

Share photos of your litter cleanup on Instagram or Twitter for the chance to win awesome weekly prizes throughout May. Stay connected with #KeepVancouverSpectacular and #CleanCanadaTogether.

Report large items with VanConnect

Reporting large abandoned or littered items is easy to do with our VanConnect app. Download VanConnect and help us keep our streets safe and clean.

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About Keep Vancouver Spectacular

Keep Vancouver Spectacular is a volunteer-based program focused on keeping our neighborhoods clean and litter-free. Our program has welcomed over 225,000 volunteers since it was established 22 years ago.

Keeping our streets clean and safe is a City priority

City resources work to keep streets clean through street sweeping, graffiti removal, and litter collection, but can't be everywhere. Volunteers focus on their neighborhoods, and all residents can play a role in keeping areas important to them clean, vibrant, and litter-free.

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