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Neighbourhood block cleanup events

Keep Vancouver Spectacular's neighbourhood cleanup events bring together individuals, businesses and neighbourhood groups to participate in cleanup projects.

Throughout the year, registered cleanup teams work in their own communities to remove litter from public spaces.

Teams receive:

  • Garbage bags
  • Gloves and other cleanup tools
  • Free pickup of litter collected 

Plan or join a cleanup

Plan a cleanup as a block captain

Bring together your friends, a team, a community group, or even your business colleagues for a neighbourhood cleanup!

Once registered as a block captain:

  • Pick a date for your cleanup
  • Promote your cleanup
  • Gather volunteers for your cleanup team
  • Read the Block Captain Manual 
  • Lead a cleanup day and help Keep Vancouver Spectacular

Join a neighbourhood cleanup team

Want to help and meet your neighbours? Sign up and we'll help you find a team cleaning up in a neighbourhood near you.

Block captain materials

Benefits of taking part

Important benefits to our communities and environment include:

  • Enhancing a sense of community and purpose
  • Reducing pollution in storm water runoff that impacts False Creek and our world class beaches
  • Helping neighbourhoods feel vibrant and safe
  • Protecting property values
  • Protecting local businesses
Register to plan or join a cleanup