City of Toronto’s annual spring clean-up underway

The City’s annual spring clean-up gets underway Monday, April 14 and will run for three weeks. The operating divisions taking part include Solid Waste Management Services (coordinating division); Transportation Services; Municipal Licensing and Standards; Parks, Forestry and Recreation; Toronto Water; and Fleet and Facilities. These divisions, along with staff support from the City’s agencies, boards and commissions, will collaborate to clean up winter debris. The spring clean-up leads directly into two key components of Toronto’s Clean and Beautiful City Initiative – the 20-Minute Toronto Makeover on Friday, April 18, and Mayor David Miller’s Community Clean-up Day on Saturday, April 19.There will be 500 City staff dedicated to the clean-up, and 300 pieces of equipment, including 55 littervacs; 50 sweepers; 20 front-end loaders; 40 stake trucks; 10 collection trucks; and 125 pick-up trucks.

Date: Beginning Monday, April 14 (for approximately three weeks)

Time/Place: The clean-up happens daily in four different areas of the city. Maps outlining the daily schedule organized by district are available on the City’s website at www.toronto.ca/garbage.