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 a community clean up in honour of Earth Day. On Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, 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 and a pair of gloves. Supplies will be available for pick up at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre during their operating hours from Tuesday, April 19 until Friday, April 22. The number of kits needed can be specified during registration. The registration deadline is Thursday, April 14 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 the Brantford Farmers’ Market.

 Neighbourhood Associations 

Neighbourhood Associations can win one of two $500.00 prizes to be spent on an environmental initiative in their neighbourhood.

 Community groups, businesses or other organizations

Community groups, businesses or other organizations can win one of two $500.00 cash donations to a local charity of their choice.

 Chamber of Commerce Brantford Brant members

Chamber of Commerce Brantford Brant members can win a member profile on InTouch, a $300 value provided by the Chamber of Commerce - Brantford Brant.

Participating schools can win one of five 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 22 and April 23 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. where City of Brantford staff will dispose of it for you. 

Register to participate

Kids are also invited to participate in Healthy Kids, Healthy Planet by practicing the tips on how they can reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions at

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!