Neighbourhood Cleanup Party

COVID-19 update: Neighbourhood Cleanup Program has resumed with important changes

June 2021: To comply with COVID-19 health guidelines and to ensure the health of those attending neighbourhood cleanups, we are implementing additional safety measures. Neighbourhood Cleanup Party is now open to groups with a maximum of 40 participants. 

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 or join a cleanup, we provide you with the tools you need to get the party started, including: garbage bags, gloves and other cleanup tools, and free pickup of litter collected. 

During COVID-19, all volunteers must follow physical distancing and safety protocols outlined in our safety guidelines (157 KB).

Cleanup hosts will be required to follow additional instructions outlined in our host instructions (281 KB).

If you have any questions, contact us at cleanup@vancouver.ca.

Hosting in five easy steps

  1. Pick a date and site for your cleanup
  2. Invite guests to your cleanup party
  3. Gather your supplies
  4. Arrange for garbage removal
  5. Submit your post-cleanup report

Host a party

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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: 2019 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

Keep the neighbourhood block of your choice clean, safe, and attractive.

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.

Contact us

cleanup@vancouver.ca
604-871-6443