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2021 Ottawa Spring Cleaning the Capital Program

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – Spring & Fall


The Cleaning the Capital campaign is a citywide cleanup that occurs in the spring and fall of every year. Residents come together as a community and combine efforts to make our city clean and green. Litter pickup or graffiti removal projects must be registered, and participating teams, upon request, receive a cleanup starter kit to assist them with their projects. Participants who register their cleanups during the campaign’s early bird registration period and/or submit their on-line cleanup reports after their cleanup are eligible to win prizes donated by the campaign’s generous sponsors.

2021 marks the 28th year of the Cleaning the Capital Program! The annual cleanup campaign first began in 1994 as a springtime cleanup. In 2006, due to the spring campaign’s overwhelming success an annual fall campaign was added. Since 1994, more than 1.3 million volunteers have participated in more than 22,000 cleanup projects throughout the city. As a result, an estimated 1,100,000 kilograms of waste has been removed from our public spaces.

The Cleaning the Capital Program is not-for-profit initiative and relies heavily on the generosity of sponsors who offer financial and in-kind support. Cleaning the Capital is an exciting way for residents to foster community pride by cleaning up their parks, bus stops, woodlots, ravines, shorelines and pathways, while enjoying the outdoors and ensuring that Ottawa stays clean, green, and graffiti and litter-free.
Register your litter pickup or graffiti removal project by April 14 to be eligible to win an early bird prize donated by our generous sponsors.

Spring Cleaning the Capital – Important dates 2021

March 15, 2021: Early bird registration begins
April 15, 2021 – May 15, 2021: Spring Cleaning the Capital campaign
May 15, 2021: Registration ends
May 31, 2021: Deadline to submit your online cleanup report.


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phone: 613-580-2400

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Project entered on: March 7, 2021 at 4:40 pm

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