Challenge yourself and others by taking 15 minutes to pick up litter. Packages are available at Edmonton Public Libraries, starting May 5, 2018 while supplies last. Or, grab a bag and glove from home!
As a business owner or employee, you can make a difference by volunteering time or resources for a cleaner, safer city.
Create a team of employees or co-workers and adopt a block to combat litter, or clean up a section of Edmonton's river valley. Give non-profit groups a hand by hiring them to pick up litter, or support an artist and fight graffiti by donating a wall.
The Litter Squad initiative matches businesses with non-profits as a unique fundraising activity for non-profits who offer an affordable litter clean up service. By sponsoring your business location(s), you are joining other local businesses who believe keeping Edmonton clean is vital for economic growth, quality of life, and for creating safer communities, all the while giving non-profits a helping hand.
Businesses can register until April 6.
Nonprofits can March 1 - 31.
Benefits To Your Business
- Reduced litter on your property and the nearby community.
- Social responsibility action.
- Relationship building with a local non-profit.
- Garbage receptacles will be strategically placed on City rights-of-way within a one-block radius of each participating business. The receptacles will be emptied by the City of Edmonton on a regular basis.
- Advertising of your business commitment on the City of Edmonton website.
- Business sign, highlighting that your business is a partner of the program.
Each spring, dozens of Edmonton community groups apply for help to get rid of any large, bulky items cluttering up the back alleys, streets or other areas in their neighbourhoods. Under the Community Bin Grant Program, the City offers funds on a first-come, first-served basis that can be used for bin rentals (including the truck, driver and disposal costs) and truck rentals to drive through the area and collect large items.
Capital City Clean Up offers free litter clean up kits to Edmonton residents, businesses and community groups that are looking to pick up litter in their neighbourhoods. Choose an area to clean up around where you live work or play!
Register online or at a participating recreation centre. Kits will be available for pick up at the time of in-person registration or follow the instructions for kit pick up if registering online.
Please visit facility pages for location and operating hours before visiting.
- Edmonton Service Centre
- Mill Woods
- Peter Hemingway
- St Francis Xavier
- The Meadows
Kits will be available until supplies last.