Community Environmental Initiatives

Team Up to Clean Up Registration

Find volunteers

  • Encourage your friends, family and neighbours to join in your clean up event. 
  • Print some Team Up to Clean Up posters (PDF, 340 KB). Ask permission to post them on community bulletin boards in grocery stores, retail businesses or local recreation facilities.
  • Use your Facebook page and Twitter to invite friends. Post your event on our Facebook page.

Choose a location

Choose an area where you've noticed a lot of litter. Here are some location ideas for your clean up event:

  • Sporting events
  • Neighbourhood streets
  • Vacant lots or parking lots (make sure you have permission from the property owner)
  • Parks, trails or play areas

We discourage clean ups near busy streets due to safety concerns.

Set the date

Arrange a date and time that will ensure a good turnout of volunteers. Set a rain date in case of bad weather. 

Pick up your supplies

We offer the following clean up supplies to all groups who register for Team Up to Clean Up and other City of Hamilton Clean & Green programs:

  • orange litter bags
  • recycling bags
  • work gloves

Arrange for a volunteer to pick up your supplies from the Municipal Service Centre you selected on your application form. Most Municipal Service Centres are open between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays). Check Municipal Service Centre locations and hours online before you visit.

Answers to fields and questions with an asterisk ( * ) are mandatory

Organizer's Contact Information
Event Details
Please select the Type of Event *
There will be high school students participating who wish to earn Community Involvement Activity Volunteer hours: *
Date of Clean-Up Event: *
Start time of cleanup
Area to Be Cleaned

NOTE: Participants are encouraged NOT to clean up along highways and main roads. Participants who wish to clean up near creeks, waterfalls, ponds or other bodies of water must register through the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup program.

Please pick up visible litter only. Large items, leaf and yard waste, or any item that can't fit in the special orange bags should be reported to 905 - 546 - CITY (2489) for appropriate disposal. 

Cleanup Supplies

For individuals or groups of less than 20 people, we provide the following per person (subject to availability): one pair of work gloves, one orange bag for litter, one clear bag for recyclable bottles and cans and one graffiti wipe if requested.

For groups of 21 to 100 people, we provide the following (subject to availability): one pair of work gloves per person, one orange litter bag per pair of people, one clear bag for recyclable bottles and cans for every four people and one pack (20) of graffiti wipes if requested.

For groups of 101 or more people: Please contact us at 905-546-CITY (2489) or clean& to make special arrangements.

Will your group be cleaning off graffiti? *
Will you supply your own gloves? *

Your supplies will be ready for pickup one week prior to your event at the location you indicated. Check the hours of operation for times.Municipal Service Centre Hours : Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays) Bennetto Community Centre hours : Monday to Friday 10:00am - 8:30pm, Saturdays 9:30am - 4:00pm

Disposal Options

Recycling: Please take all recyclable materials (glass/plastic bottles and cans) home with you and put them in your blue box.
Orange litter bags: For small numbers of bags of litter collected, please bring them home and put them at the curb on your regular garbage collection day. The special orange bags will be exempt from the one bag limit provided they only contain materials from your litter pickup event.
Large items: If you find large quantities of material (illegal dumping), or encounter large items, please report them to 905 546-CITY (2489).

I/We will take the bags home and put them out with my garbage *
This location must be at the roadside or accessible to a truck up