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Spring Clean Up

People picking up litter in a park

Join us on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 8 a.m. - noon to take part in our annual spring clean up event.

Individuals, families, teams and other groups are all welcome. Please meet at the Parks' Department facility in Southside Park, 192 Old Wellington St. S, to review safety information and pick-up cleaning supplies. Transportation will be provided to designated locations. You are welcome to participate for as long as you like. Volunteers are invited back to the park for a BBQ at noon. 

Pre-registration is not mandatory, but encouraged.
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Safety Tips

Whether you join our community clean-up or organize your own, it's important to be safe! Always be alert and aware of your surroundings. Do not pick up trash on roads (including the shoulder or median). Stay away from waterways. 

Protective Clothing

  • Gloves: Always wear protective gloves when picking up litter. Do not pick up trash or other debris bare-handed.
  • Proper Footwear: Always wear closed-toed shoes or boots to protect your feet. Keep laces tied securely to prevent tripping.
  • Hats and Glasses: Wearing a hat can protect your head from sun exposure. Sunglasses can protect your eyes from UV rays.
  • High Visibility Clothing: Wearing high-visibility, reflective clothing makes it easier for others to see you and be aware of your location (especially when working near roadways).


Watch your step! It's easy to lose your footing on uneven or wet ground. It can be difficult to see holes or dips in longer grass. Watch for hazardous plants (e.g., poison ivy). Avoid puddles which may be deeper than they appear.

Garbage Bags

Don't over fill garbage bags. They should not weigh more than 20 kg (44 lbs) when full. Always lift with your legs, not your back. It's safer to lift or carry many small loads, rather than one big load. Get help from others if a heavy load must be carried.

Broken Glass, Needles, Syringes and Other Sharps

Always use caution around broken glass, needles, syringes and other sharps. Never place them directly in a garbage bag. You should never pick up needles or syringes. Mark the location with a flag and report it to the City so trained staff can pick it up and dispose of it safely.

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
Email: General Information

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