Neighbourhood Cleanup Party

Usually, you tidy before company comes. But when you host or join a Neighbourhood Cleanup Party, the cleaning is part of the fun!

Neighbourhood Cleanup party banner

Taking part in a Neighbourhood Cleanup Party is easy!

When you host a cleanup, we provide you with the tools you need to get the party started including garbage bags, gloves, pickers, and free garbage removal. You can request these items in the application form below.

All volunteers must follow safety protocols outlined in our safety guidelines (668 KB).

Cleanup hosts will be required to follow additional instructions outlined in our host instructions (45 KB).

If you have any questions, contact us at

Hosting in 5 easy steps

  1. Pick a date and site within Vancouver for your cleanup
  2. Complete the application at least 7 days in advance if you are requesting equipment or garbage pickup
  3. Conduct your cleanup
  4. Sanitize and clean any borrowed equipment
  5. Submit your post-cleanup report

Click here to apply

By taking part in a Neighbourhood Cleanup Party, you will:

  • Create a sense of community and purpose for friends, family, and colleagues in your neighbourhood
  • Reduce pollution in storm water runoff that impacts our waterways
  • Help neighbourhoods feel vibrant and safe

Year in review: 2022 cleanup party

Volunteers participated in a litter cleanup
Bags of litter collected, to keep our streets clean
Cleanups helped keep litter out of our waterways

Get involved with other City programs

Adopt-a-Block Program

Make an ongoing commitment to keeping a neighbourhood block or area of your choice clean. Volunteer hours available for students.

Adopt a catch basin

Help prevent flooding in your neighbourhood, adopt a catch basin to care for.

Green Streets Program

Beautify traffic calming areas in your neighbourhood as a volunteer gardener.

Volunteer as a Snow Angel

Help seniors and people with limited mobility clear their sidewalks after a snowfall.