Clean Brantford

Cleaning up litter is important to the health and vitality of the community. That’s why the City of Brantford is proud to be hosting the second annual community clean up in honour of Earth Day. On Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, residents are encouraged to Clean our City by collecting litter in their neighbourhoods and around the community.

To participate, individuals, neighbourhood associations, or groups will be required to pre-register online where they can specify their location of clean-up and supplies needed.

While we encourage residents to use their own reusable gloves, clean-up kits are available that include one large garbage bag, one large clear bag, a pair of gloves, and information on how to dispose of different materials. Supplies will be available for pick up at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre during their operating hours from Monday, April 17 until Friday, April 21. The number of kits needed can be specified during registration. The registration deadline is Thursday, April 20 at 4:30 p.m.

Prizes will be randomly awarded to registered participants that submit a photo of their clean-up efforts. Prizes are offered for the following categories:

Individuals can win one of two $50.00 gift cards to a local business.
Neighbourhood Associations 
Neighbourhood Associations can win a $500.00 prize donation.
Community groups, businesses or other organizations
Community groups, businesses or other organizations can win a $500.00 cash donation to a local charity of their choice.
Participating schools can win one of three countertop composters for their school.

You can leave your collected litter at the curbside with your regular garbage pick-up or if you are organizing a group clean-up, or collect a large amount of litter, you can bring your garbage to the designated disposal locations as indicated on the registration form on April 21 and April 22 between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. where City of Brantford staff will dispose of it for you.

Register to participate

Participating residents are reminded of the following important preparation and set out requirements for any collected garbage and recyclable materials left for curbside collection:

 Garbage Requirements
  • Place all garbage and recyclable at curbside by 7:00 am on your scheduled day of collection.
  • Place all facial tissue, paper towel and disinfecting wipes in the garbage
  • All loose garbage should be bagged or placed in an appropriate container
  • Residents can set out up to five containers or bags of garbage each week
  • Each container/bag must weigh less than 25 kg (55 lbs)
  • If you are disposing of a mattress/box spring, please schedule a bulk item pick-up
  • Mattresses/box springs must be wrapped in plastic for collection 
 Recycling Requirements
  • Please do not bag your recyclables. Leave items loose and empty in the Blue Boxes.
  • Please sort materials into two Blue Boxes:

    - Box 1 – Paper, boxboard and cardboard

    - Box 2 – Food and Beverage containers & cartons - Flatten and tie large cardboard boxes into bundles no larger than 75 cm x 75 cm x 20 cm (30" x 30" x 8") and place securely beside or between Blue Boxes

Let's Clean Our City Photo Contest

We’d love to see you taking action against litter. Please share photos of you participating in the clean-up to win a prize by submitting them to the Let’s Clean our City Let’s Talk Brantford page. Don’t forget to share your efforts on social media by tagging the City of Brantford and using the hashtags #CleanBrantford #TrashTag to encourage others to join the cause.

Enter the Let's Clean Our City Photo Contest

A sincere thank you to the volunteers, committee members and sponsors for their support of this community event. Love where you live and let’s all do our part to help keep Brantford litter free!