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Neighbourhood Cleanup Party volunteers

Residents invited to join the Annual Spring Neighbourhood Cleanup Party

I am proud of the thousands of volunteers who pitch in to keep our city clean and I’d like to invite all residents to get involved.

Mayor Kennedy Stewart

May 3 2019 –

The City is inviting all Vancouver residents to a party to be proud of – the Neighbourhood Cleanup Party. For more than 24 years residents have been coming together to help clean up neighbourhoods throughout Vancouver with more than 20,000 people participating in the City’s cleanup program each year. On Saturday, May 4, residents can get in the spring cleaning spirit by joining the kick-off event for the City’s Annual Spring Neighbourhood Cleanup Party.

“As a coastal City, it is important for all of us to properly dispose of our waste so that we can help protect our waterways, shorelines and marine habitat,” said Mayor Kennedy Stewart. “I am proud of the thousands of volunteers who pitch in to keep our city clean and I’d like to invite all residents to get involved.” 

Benefits to participating

Neighbourhood cleanups are a great way to:

  • Get to know your neighbours, make new friends, or spend time with your existing friends and family
  • Build pride in your community by helping you feel connected to public spaces and feel comfortable in your streets
  • Make your neighbourhood feel safer and more comfortable by showing it is loved and cared for
  • Protect the environment by removing litter before it can end up in our waterways and harm our local plants and animals
  • Build a healthy and resilient community by meeting your neighbours and building social connections that can help in case of an emergency, such as an earthquake

The City works to keep Vancouver’s streets clean through street sweeping, graffiti removal, litter collection and various other services. Learn more

In addition to that, residents and businesses are a valued part of keeping the city clean, vibrant, and litter free and cleanup parties are a great way to get involved.

When residents host or join a cleanup the City will provide garbage bags, gloves and other cleanup tools, and free pick up of litter collected (we’ll even deliver your supplies!)

You’re invited to the Annual Spring Neighbourhood Cleanup Party

Join in the annual kick-off event to take part in a cleanup, meet new friends, or maybe just do something fun and new that gives back to the city you love.

Participants will be invited for a BBQ after the cleanup at City Farmer (Kitsilano).

Saturday, May 4, 9:30 am to 1pm 
Find details on cleanup locations in a neighbourhood near you online or phone 604-871-6443.

Community partners

Community partners include Tourism Vancouver, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Kitsilano 4th Avenue Business Improvement Association, West Broadway Business Improvement Association, Kitsilano Fairview Community Policing Centre, MLA David Eby’s Community Office, Whole Foods Market, St. Augustine School, and City Farmer.

“The Neighbourhood Cleanup Party program and events are truly spectacular - bringing together City staff, local merchants and volunteers, caring for the community and celebrating community spirit,” said Michelle Barile, Executive Director for West Broadway BIA. “We hope to see you on May 4th for the life-changing magic of tidying up!”

“The Neighbourhood Cleanup Party is something that businesses and residents look forward to,” said Jane McFadden, executive Director for West 4th BIA. “It is great to see our neighbourhood cleaner at the end of the day and to see all of the energetic volunteers bring their spring cleaning spirit to a neighbourhood we all care so much about. We love being a part of the community, especially on days like Saturday's Cleanup Party!”

Want to host your own party? It’s easy!

Hosting a Neighbourhood Cleanup Party is easy – pick a date, invite your guests, receive cleaning supplies (we deliver), and, if necessary, arrange for the City to pick up garbage bags when you’re done. 

Stay connected with #CleanUpParty and #CleanCanadaTogether. Sign up to host or join a Neighbourhood Cleanup Party at vancouver.ca/cleanup.