Spring Cleanup

Spring Cleanup Guidelines

Due to the current COVID-19 situation no clean ups should be undertaken off your property. Residents have been advised to stay home and limit all non-essential activities outside of your home and property. Please understand this is a difficult decision as in all other situations the City of Ottawa greatly appreciates the support from the community in these clean ups. Please remember that all parks are closed, and only walk-throughs are permitted while respecting physical distancing.

If you or your household wish to initiate a clean-up activity in your own property, please undertake the following precautions when cleaning:

  • Remain on your property at all times.
  • Do not invite others outside of your household to participate
  • Wear protective material on your hands such as gloves or plastic bags
  • Use a picker if available to avoid using hands
  • Collect litter into plastic bags and tie up when filled 
  • Put filled litter bags into your household waste on collection day
  • Do not touch your face at any time during cleaning
  • Wash your hands immediately following cleaning
  • Never touch a needle with your hands. Follow safe pickup procedures, or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) for assistance
We have also been advised by Public Works that the GLAD Cleaning the Capital Spring Campaign activities will be delayed until further notice. Moving forward with clean up activities is contingent on the lifting of related public health advisories e.g., physical distancing.