Team Up to Clean Up

Winnipeg, help us #CleanCanadaTogether and show your commitment to keeping our city vibrant, health and thriving by joining a litter clean up this spring!

Register your cleanup event below for a chance to win prizes! Participate in Tim Hortons Team Up to Clean Up in Winnipeg from April through June. 

Live outside Winnipeg? Read more about our Take Pride Manitoba project and how you can get involved.

#CleanCanadaTogether is a cross-Canada cleanup challenge celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada by working together to keep our country and communities beautiful.

Do you think Winnipeg can collect the most litter per capita?

WE DO! We have a great volunteer spirit in our city that can help us reach this goal.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

1.  Register your cleanup event (see below on how to register).

2.   Use the hashtag #CleanCanadaTogether and #TeamUpWpg2017 and tag Take Pride Winnipeg! on Twitter or Facebook to share photos of your cleanup.

3.   Challenge your friends to get involved!

4.   Have fun!

Prizes will be awarded to some of the most enthusiastic photos!

See what other communities across Canada are doing by visiting the #CleanCanadaTogether page!

SPRING CLEAN UPS

Is your school hosting a clean up?  For supplies, email the following to carrie@takepride.mb.ca

  • Name and address of your school
  • Number of students participating
  • Approximate number of bags you require
  • Date of your clean up
  • Areas you plan to tackle (school yard, neighborhood park, sidewalks/lanes in the area etc...)

Supplies (garbage bags and single-use plastic gloves) will be delivered by courier to your school within 48 hours of your scheduled clean up.

Is your community group or business hosting a clean up? For supplies, email the following to carrie@takepride.mb.ca

  • Name and address of your organization
  • Number of volunteers  participating
  • Approximate number of bags you require
  • Date of your clean up
  • Meet up location for your clean up (if the public is invited to participate)
  • Areas you plan to tackle (perimeter of business, local park/greenspace, public roadway, riverbank etc...)

A pick up date will be scheduled for a representative from your organization to attend our office to pick up supplies. Garbage bags and single-use plastic gloves are available each year. Cotton work gloves, recycling bags, yard waste bags will be provided when we have stock available. Litter pickers and yard rakes are available for loan.

Be sure to register even if you don't need bags or supplies--we want to know how many people are cleaning up this spring!

Please let us know if you would like your cleanup event promoted on our Facebook and Twitter pages! Email  carrie@takepride.mb.ca for details. 

More information on BIZ cleanups planned this year here.

More information on some community cleanups planned this year here.

Are you part of a community outside Winnipeg planning a community cleanup event? Please contact  Colleen Kurlowich regarding the Take Pride Manitoba project.

Thank you to Glad Canada for bag sponsorship! 

2017 Spring Litter Index results are here! 

See photos from our  annual kick-off and information on upcoming cleanup events on our Facebook page.

Take Pride Winnipeg!'s annual cleanup campaign, Tim Hortons Team Up to Clean Up, consists of a spring and a fall component. It involves thousands of school children, community groups, businesses, civic employees and individual volunteers. Participants pick up litter using litter bags supplied by Take Pride Winnipeg! . They also help to paint over graffiti, plant trees, and learn about recycling, re-using and reducing waste. This campaign's focus is to educate and engage Winnipeggers in various activities that they can participate in to keep Winnipeg clean and beautiful.

We want YOU to be involved! Every citizen can help, no matter what your age!

The spring campaign runs April through June and the fall campaign runs throughout the month of October. We encourage citizens of Winnipeg, East St. Paul, West St. Paul and Headingley to Team Up to Clean Up and keep their neighbourhoods clean and beautiful. Cleanup groups outside the city may also contact us for details on how to become involved through our Take Pride Manitoba project.

A litter index is completed prior to and following the spring campaign, to evaluate the success of the event. Some common problem areas for litter include major thoroughfares, especially along fence lines, and this is where the most dramatic results are seen.

Kick-off Event for Schools - April 11, 2017 @ MTS Centre: The campaign holds a special kick-off event just for schools in April each year! It celebrates the efforts of school children across the city who participate in litter cleanups. There are dozens of educational booths to visit in the concourse, and awesome local talent will be there to entertain your students! Schools will be receiving information via fax on this event, so be sure to ask your principal, or check with your front office staff for more information. Contact our programs manager, Carrie Lund with any questions.

What can one person do? One person can do a lot! Pick up litter on your way to and from school; pick up litter while walking your dog; remind your friends not to litter; organize a litter cleanup of your school, street, local park, business improvement zone, community club--the list is endless! Each person's efforts make a difference!

The effects of the litter cleanup campaigns are far-reaching. Schools, community organizations, individuals, business improvement zones, local businesses and City departments all participate to keep the city clean. In addition to these cleanup campaigns, there are some groups who request litter bags on a year-round basis from Take Pride Winnipeg! If your community group is involved with a number of cleanups throughout the year and you are in need of litter bags, please email carrie@takepride.mb.ca with your cleanup details.

We would like to thank the following companies and organizations for helping to make this program such a success:

Title sponsor: Tim Hortons
Partners: City of Winnipeg, Progressive Waste Solutions, Green Manitoba 
Major Sponsors: MTS Centre/True North Arena LP, Winnipeg Free Press, Johnston Group, Glad Canada, Executive Sports Apparel & Memorabilia, Munoz Silk Screen Printing and Keep America Beautiful
Other Supporters: The Home Depot, Insurance Brokers of Manitoba and Manitoba Public Insurance