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Keep Vancouver Spectacular spring cleanup kicks off

May 1 2016

“Vancouver is a beautiful place to live, work and visit, thanks in large part to the tens of thousands of volunteers who participate in Keep Vancouver Spectacular events,” says Mayor Gregor Robertson.

Children picking up litter

Today marks the kick-off of our annual litter cleanup program: Keep Vancouver Spectacular.

This morning, in partnership with the Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association and Chinatown Business Improvement Association, hundreds of volunteers took to the streets to help with litter pickup and graffiti paint outs. 

Keeping our city vibrant, clean, and green

Every May, we jump start our year-long efforts to keep Vancouver vibrant, clean, and green with the help of thousands of volunteers who take part in our Keep Vancouver Spectacular program. 

“Vancouver is a beautiful place to live, work and visit, thanks in large part to the tens of thousands of volunteers who participate in Keep Vancouver Spectacular events,” says Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Local cleanups done year over year by residents, businesses, and neighbourhood groups are a great example of community spirit and pride that continues to make our city one of the most beautiful in the world by maintaining vibrant, clean, and green neighbourhoods.”

Join a neighbourhood cleanup 

Join your friends and neighbors and support their efforts to keep vancouver spectacular.

Instagram or tweet us a photo of your litter cleanup using the hashtag #KeepVancouverSpectacular by June 3 for a chance to win awesome weekly prizes. 

Now is a great time to either:

  • Join a litter cleanup in your neighborhood or on your block
  • Start a litter cleanup

Join now 

About Keep Vancouver Spectacular

Keep Vancouver Spectacular is a volunteer based program that is focused on keeping Vancouver neighborhoods clean and litter free.

Our program has welcomed over 225,000 volunteers since it was established 21 years ago. Each volunteer is committed to  helping keep Vancouver the clean, green, and spectacular city we all love living in.

We work to keep streets clean through street sweeping, graffiti removal, and litter collection, but can’t be everywhere. The volunteers focus on their neighborhoods and you can play a role in keeping areas important to you clean and green by participating in Keep Vancouver Spectacular! 

Help us keep our streets safe and clean: Report litter through VanConnect

Reporting large abandoned or littered items is easy to do with our VanConnect app.

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