Let’s celebrate Earth Day on April 22 by getting out and freeing our public spaces of trash and litter.

We’re bringing back our annual Community Clean-Up with a new twist in 2023, this year we’re inviting individuals and groups to come out and clean up litter not only in City parks, but also on trails, streets, and green spaces. Have a neighbourhood park you love? Sign up to give it a clean. Is there a particular trail your family enjoys to hike? Select it as your spot to remove litter form the environment.

You can register before April 10 at noon to receive a clean-up kit provided with support from NOVA Chemicals and to enjoy a barbecue hosted by the Rotary Club of Sarnia-Lambton After-Hours at Germain Park. Complete our registration form below to select your clean-up site and participate.

Community Clean-Up Day Registration Form

Clean-Up Day details

The Community Clean-Up Day will take place on April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. Spend the morning removing trash and litter from your chosen site.

Clean-Up Kits

Clean-up kits can include bags, gloves, and first aid kits. If you signed up for a kit during registration, it can be picked up between 8:30 a.m. and noon at the Strangway Centre on:

  • Wednesday, April 19
  • Thursday, April 20
  • Friday, April 21

Trash disposal

You can dispose of the litter you removed in or beside the on-site receptacles at City parks. If you are cleaning a trail, please leave the bags at the trail head for removal.

Post-clean-up barbecue

After the clean-up concludes on April 22, the Rotary Club of Sarnia-Lambton After-Hours will host a barbecue to thank participants at Germain Park at noon.

Please note, the barbecue is open to registered participants only.

Safety information

Ensure all participants are wearing:

  • Proper closed-toe footwear
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing
  • Gloves (provided)

Stay a safe distance from roadways / traffic and wear visible clothing. Please ensure participating children are well supervised. Don’t attempt to clean or lift any items that are too large, unstable, or you are unsure of. If you encounter any items that are unsafe or difficult to move, please leave them in place and contact the City of Sarnia Community Services Division [link parks and rec email]

Do not pick up an sharps such as needles, syringes, blades, broken glass, or other items that could cause a puncture without the aid of a sharps kit.

Event sponsors

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