Participate in Clean Sweep to keep Oakville beautiful!

Tue, 21 Apr 2015

Post your pictures on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win a gift basket

The Town of Oakville’s Clean Sweep is set for Friday, April 24, 2015. It’s a great way to get together with friends and family to clean up around your school, business, neighbourhood and park. Just 20 minutes is all it takes to make Oakville even more beautiful!

“Clean Sweep is a great example of Oakville’s commitment to the environment,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “Council’s dedication to being the most livable town in Canada is highlighted by this event and through the community’s efforts to keep Oakville beautiful.”

Register on the Oakville Clean Sweep page to get your free bags, courtesy of GLAD, and gloves to help clean up. Make sure to choose your pickup location and date, and your supplies (one glove per person and one bag per five people) will be ready for you at one of the following locations:

  • Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road
  • Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, 1051 Glenashton Drive
  • Glen Abbey Community Centre, 1415 Third Line
  • River Oaks Community Centre, 2400 Sixth Line
  • Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, 3070 Neyagawa Boulevard
  • Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural and Community Centre, 2302 Bridge Road

While cleaning up, remember to take pictures or videos and post them on the town’s Facebook or Twitter page for a chance to win an environmental gift basket.

After the cleanup, email us at environment@oakville.ca to let us know how many large bags of garbage you collected.

You may place your GLAD garbage bags out on your regular garbage collection day, and please recycle what you can. Please ensure that use the clearly marked GLAD garbage bags to collect litter on Clean Sweep day as only these GLAD bags will be collected by Halton Region free of charge above the three-bag limit.

The Oakville Clean Sweep event kicks off the town’s spring cleanup and community Earth Week events. Residents are encouraged to take part in the town-wide Annual Earth Week Clean Up on Saturday, April 25 from 9–11 a.m. hosted by the Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights (OCCPEH). For more information on cleanup site locations or to register contact OCCPEH at 905-849-5501, info@oakvillepeacecentre.org or visit the OCCPEH website.

Over the coming months, the town will be leading other beautification initiatives including: loose leaf collection, running now till May 1, 2015, in designated areas, the new Park Ambassador Program, Adopt-a-Road campaign, Oakville Blooms — a sponsorship program of town medians and boulevards, and street and sidewalk sweeping using our eco-friendly street sweepers.