Clean Brantford

Cleaning up litter is important to the health and vitality of the community and the Grand River. That’s why the City of Brantford is proud to be hosting the third annual community clean up in honour of Earth Day. On SundayApril 21 and MondayApril 22, residents are encouraged to Clean our City by collecting litter in their neighbourhoodsalong the trail networks and Grand River, 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 for recycling, a pair of gloves, and information on how to dispose of different materials. Clean up kits can be picked up at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, 254 North Park Street, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday, April 15 until Sunday, April 21, 2024 and from City Hall Customer Service, 58 Dalhousie Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday, April 15 until Friday, April 19, 2024. The registration deadline is FridayApril 19 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 
  • Neighbourhood Associations  
  • Community groups, businesses, or other organizations 
  • Schools 

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 below on Sunday, April 21 and Monday, April 22 between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. where City of Brantford staff will dispose of it for you: 

  • Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre Parking Lot, 254 North Park Street

  • Holmedale Park, 331 Grand River Avenue 

  • Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre, 333 Erie Avenue 

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 and cleaning up our environmentPlease 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 use the hashtag #CleanBrantford to encourage others to join the cause. 

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!