City’s fall clean-up campaign kicks off

Residents of Fairwinds take part in Cleaning the Capital last spring
Residents of Fairwinds take part in Cleaning the Capital last spring

(Press release from the City of Ottawa)

Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital program was officially launched at City Hall this week by the Mayor, the Chair of Transportation Committee, and by Christopher McCluskey of Tim Hortons.

Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital is a city-wide event that brings together neighbours, communities and friends to help keep Ottawa clean and green. Last year alone, 80,000 volunteers collected almost 140,000 kilograms of litter from 1,400 locations. That’s enough to fill 150 garbage trucks.

“Through Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital cleanup projects, Tim Hortons is able to show its commitment to keeping Ottawa clean and beautiful,” said Mr. McCluskey, who is the owner of a local Tim Hortons restaurant. “I’m pleased that Tim Hortons is able to work together with the City of Ottawa in a program that truly benefits everyone.”

It’s not too late to join:

  • Go to ottawa.ca, or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) to register for the cleanup. The interactive map on our website makes it easier than ever.
  • Select a location such as a park, roadway, ravine, shoreline, bus stop, pathway or any public area that requires litter pickup or graffiti removal.

More reasons to join:

  • Volunteers who submit a final cleanup report by October 31 will be eligible for prizes.
  • Families and friends can work together to make Ottawa clean, green, graffiti-free and litter-free.
  • Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital is an excellent way for high school students to earn their community volunteer hours.

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