Community Cleanup


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395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
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Thank you to everyone that participated in Community Cleanup 2020. Please check back for information about Community Cleanup 2022. 

Date: Monday, June 14 - Sunday, June 27, 2021

Locations: See Target Cleanup Locations below. 

Description: Although we can't meet up to clean up this year, we can still do our part to help keep our green spaces, parks and trails clean with the 

43rd Annual Community Cleanup, presented by the Chris Cartwright Team, Main Street Realty Ltd. Brokerage

The Chris Cartwright Team

How to Participate: 

  1. Starting Monday, June 14 at 8:30 a.m. - Sunday, June 27, 2021 - pick up your FREE Community Cleanup Kit (while quantities last) curbside at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle St. West) Main Entrance (Arena 1) location. 

  2. Hours of curbside pick up are: Monday - Sunday (everyday) 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (while quantities last)

  3. Curbside pick up will be closed during severe inclement weather and will reopen once the weather system has ended. 

  4. Upon arrival, remain in your vehicle and a staff member will bring out your Community Cleanup Kit directly to you. 

  5. Each Community Cleanup Kit is designed for one person and contains the following:

    • 1 pair of nitrile or vinyl gloves, provided by Wolfpack Packaging Inc. 

    • 1 black garbage bag, provided by Cintas

    • 1 clear recycling bag, provided by Cintas

    • LEAF program pamphlet 

    • Instructions and safety tips

  6. To ensure as many can participate as possible, one Community Cleanup Kit will be provided per group. Additional cleaning supplies may be available up to a maximum of 5 people (while quantities last). 

  7. Choose a public park, greenspace or trail in Newmarket to clean (some target locations are listed below).

  8. Protect yourself! Please follow the safety tips on the information sheet in your cleanup kit. Click here for a printable version of the Cleanup Kit Information Sheet

  9. Place garbage in the black bags and recycling in the clear bags. Unsure about what goes in the blue bin and what goes in the garbage? Use the Recycle Coach What goes Where tool to help you decide! 

  10. When you are finished, leave your garbage bags, recycling bags, and large items by the permanent garbage receptacles in the park. If there are no permanent receptacles, please place bags by the curb or by a numbered light post of the greenspace or trail where they can be picked up by Town staff after the cleanup. Please note, Town staff will be circulating throughout the various parks to pick up collected garbage bags over the course of the two week period. 

  11. Email to let us know what area you cleaned, where you left your garbage bags and if there are any dangerous or large items that staff need to know about.

  12. We would love to see your before and after photos and videos so show us by tagging @TownOfNewmarket and use the hashtag #icleanedup.

Cleanup Kit Curbside Pickup Location


Safety Tips and Things to Remember: 

  • Protect yourself! Please follow the safety tips on the information sheet in your cleanup kit. Click here for a printable version of the Cleanup Kit Information Sheet

  • You can clean at whatever time you choose so be sure to use your discretion when choosing a day, time and location to ensure your safety. Please do not go outside to clean in inclement weather such as thunder/lighting, high winds etc.

  • Please stay off private property. 

  • Please avoid potential dangers such as railway tracks, rivers, river banks and road ways.

  • Please do not pick up dangerous objects such as broken glass, needles, sharp objects or dead animals. If you come across any of these items please leave them where you found them and email with their location so they can be disposed of safely.   

  • If an item is too large to move to the garbage can, please leave it where it is and include it's location in your follow up email about where you left your garbage.

  • All children participating under the age of 12 should be supervised by an adult. 

  • Tips for cleaning during COVID-19:

    • Ensure you wear vinyl or nitrile gloves while picking up waste

    • Avoiding touching your face at all times

    • When you are finished cleaning, dispose of your gloves in the black garbage bag provided and immediately wash or sanitize your hands. It would be a good idea to bring hand sanitizer with you and then wash your hands when you return home.

    • Please follow social distancing guidelines. If you are cleaning in a group, please ensure you are following the existing gathering limits set out by the Province of Ontario and are maintaining 2 metres (6 feet) between each other, unless you are in the same social circle.

Target Cleanup Locations:

  • Hollingsworth Arena (35 Patterson Street)

  • Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street)

  • Newmarket Public Library (438 Park Ave)

  • Whipper Billy Watson Park (475 Clearmeadow Boulevard)

  • Fairy Lake Park (520 Water Street)

  • South end of Tom Taylor Trail, near Foxtail Ridge

  • Arnhem Park (595 Mulock Court)

  • Best Family Parkette (Best Circle)

  • College Manor Park (705 College Manor Drive)

  • Bonshaw Avenue Park (130 Bonshaw Avenue)

  • Armstrong Park (860 Joe Persechini Drive)

  • Environmental Park (Woodspring Avenue)

  • Frank Stronach Park (Memorial Circle)

  • George Richardson Park (Bayview Parkway)

  • Haskett Park (145 Millard Avenue)

  • Keffer Parkette (110 Keffer Circle)

  • Lions Park (424 D'Arcy Street)

  • Proctor Park (277 Primrose Lane)

  • Rene Bray Park (1030 Ivsbridge Boulevard)

  • Woodland Hills Labyrinth Park (45 Ford Wilson Boulevard)

  • Marilyn Powell Park (435 London Road)

  • Paul Semple Park (145 Savage Road)

  • Dave Kerwin Trail (Woodspring Avenue)

  • Charles Van Zant Open Space (205 Waratah Avenue)

Volunteer Hours

High school students can earn up to 3 volunteer hours for participating in the cleanup. In your follow up email after the cleanup, please indicate the first and last names of the students participating. Volunteer forms may be emailed to for approval. 

Provincial Day of Action on Litter

Since 2020, the Provincial Day of Action on Litter is celebrated on the second Tuesday of May each year in Ontario. The Provincial Day of Action focuses on raising awareness about the impacts of waste on the environment and encourages everyone to take action such as participating in litter cleanups like the Town's Community Cleanup. This year's Provincial Day of Action on Litter is May 11. Help keep our community clean and litter-free! For more information on the 2021 Day of Action, and tips on how to reduce your waste footprint at home, visit

Sponsored by:

The Chris Cartwright Team

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