Overview


Background

In 1996, London Clean & Green originated as a single-day event aimed at gathering volunteers to clean up litter and graffiti in downtown London. Over the years, that event has grown and expanded into a citywide community project that includes hundreds of individual volunteers and involves many community & business groups and the City of London.

Today, London Clean & Green still organizes the very successful community clean-ups scheduled around Earth Day in April each year, but goes further to promote events and activities in the springtime months that improve the environmental well being of our community!


2020 Event Dates

12 Days of Cleaning Launch - Tuesday, April 14, 2020

20 Minute London Makeover - Friday, April 24, 2020

Community Clean-up Day - Saturday, April 25, 2020

Earth Day London - Sunday, April 26, 2020


Social Media

Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for the latest updates, photos and stories.

Post your own cleanup and join the movement by using the hashtags #Trashtag and #519CleanGreen or #20MinMakeover.



Participate!

April is Cleanup Month in London

No registration is required, we just want folks to get outside and tidy up their neighbourhood! See below for more information.


April 24 - 20 Minute London Makeover

  • Friday, April 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
  • An excellent way for businesses, institutions, and schools to show community spirit and environmental stewardship
  • No registration is required, participants are just encouraged to take 20 minutes out of their school or work day to tidy up their neighbourhood
CONTEST - Pizza Lunch Draw
  • Enter for your chance to win one of two FREE Pizza Lunches generously donated by Joe Kool's restaurant
  • To enter, upload a photo of your group completing the clean-up to social media (on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) with the hashtag #20MinMakeover
  • Eligible entries will be included in a random prize draw. Full contest details available here

It's amazing the difference that 20 minutes of litter pickup can make!


April 25 - Community Clean-up Day

  • Saturday, April 25, 2020
  • The goal of the Community Clean-up is to spruce up the Forest City for the spring season
  • No registration is required. Just grab a bag and gloves and head out in your neighbourhood to pick-up litter and help clean up our city
  • The window for requesting supplies or scheduling a collection is now closed. If you have questions about these options for a planned clean-up, please contact cleangreen@london.ca
  • Litter Drop-Off sites (look for the London Clean & Green sign)
    • North: Home Depot, parking lot - Fanshawe Park Rd. & Adelaide St.
    • South: South London Community Pool, parking lot - Bradley Ave. east of Ernest Ave.
    • East: Argyle Arena, roadside - Wavell St. east of Clarke Rd
    • West: Moffatt and Powell, roadside & laneway - Hyde Park Rd. north of Sarnia Rd.

CONTEST - TRY Recycling Environmental Prize Package Draw

  • Enter for your chance to win one of five FREE TRY Recycling Environmental Prize Packages generously donated by TRY Recycling Inc.
  • To enter, upload a photo of your group completing the clean-up to social media (on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) with the hashtag #519CleanGreen
  • Eligible entries will be included in a random prize draw. Full contest details available here


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Plot Your Cleanup

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Plot Your Cleanup

Click on the "Add Marker" button at the bottom right of the map, and drop a pin where you'll be cleaning up. Red pins are for the 20-Minute Makeover, green pins are for a Community Cleanup

If you'd like people to come out and join your efforts, include scheduling and location details and a contact email too.
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Supporters and Sponsors


London Clean & Green Partners & Supporters
    • Amway
    • Antler River Rally
    • Budweiser Gardens
    • Bolt Signs
    • Christian Churches Network of London
    • City of London
    • Covent Garden Market
    • Dillon Consulting
    • Downtown London
    • Fanshawe College
    • Home Depot Canada
    • Hyde Park Business Association
    • Joe Kools
    • Goodwill Industries
    • Labatt Brewery
    • London and Middlesex Housing Corporation
    • London Economic Development Corporation
    • London Environmental Network
    • London Home Builders Association
    • London Police Service
    • London Public Library
    • Million Tree Challenge
    • Miller Waste Systems
    • Motif Print Group
    • NeighbourGood London
    • Old East Village Business Improvement Association
    • Personal Mail Service
    • ReForest London
    • ReImagine Co.
    • Rona - Moffat and Powell
    • Russell-Hendrix
    • Sifton Properties Limited
    • Scoutrees
    • Steam Whistle Brewing
    • TD
    • Thames Region Ecological Association
    • Thames Talbot Land Trust
    • Thames River Cleanup
    • TRY Recycling
    • Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
    • Veterans Memorial Parkway Community Program
    • Winmar
    • Zero Waste Forest City

Stay Connected

Sign-up to receive information and updates in the future about London Clean & Green events or activities. We won't contact you for any other purpose and we won't share your information.

For questions or contact, email cleangreen@london.ca


NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

The personal information submitted on this page is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25 and will be used to provide details regarding future London Clean & Green supported events or activities. Questions about this collection of personal information should be addressed to Jay Stanford, Director - Environment, Fleet and Solid Waste at 300 Dufferin Ave., London, ON N6A 4L9, or by telephone at 519-661-2489 ext. 5411, or email to jstanfor@london.ca

Spread the Word

Social Media

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates, photos and stories.

Share your own cleanups and photos using the hashtags #Trashtag and #519CleanGreen OR #20MinMakeover.

Facebook: @londoncleangreen

Instagram: @ldncleangreen

Twitter: @ldncleangreen


Last year's 2019 content posted below for reference, but stay tuned for updated content in 2020 for our 25th!


Posters

20 Minute Makeover - 8.5" x 11"


April 27 Community Cleanup - 11" x 17"


London Clean & Green - April Overview - 11" x 17"