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Together. Keeping our City Clean.

Clean up litter in your community, visit a Big Bin Event, support a non-profit group, or explore our many other programs.

Citizens, community groups, schools and businesses work with Capital City Clean Up to make Edmonton sparkle.

Do your part for your community.

Cigarette Litter Reduction

Edmonton smokers are taking more care when they finish their cigarettes. The City's Litter Audit of 123 city locations indicates a 28 per cent drop in the number of butts dropped on the ground, compared to 2015. Auditors counted 324 butts per site in 2016. They found 449 butts in 2015 and 961 in 2009.

Our Cigarette Butt Litter Education and Enforcement strategy is working. In 2016, City peace officers issued 146 warnings and 127 tickets to those littering, with the majority being smokers who tossed their butts on the ground. At the same time, they also handed out complimentary Tim Hortons coffee cards to smokers who properly disposed of their cigarettes.

Community Bin Grant Program

You will need your City of Edmonton Grants Account ID and registered organization or applicant email to apply. If you do not know your account ID please complete the Account ID request form or call the grants office (780-496-4933), and someone will contact you within 2 business days.

Have you already started an application? Search for your application so you do not have to start over.

Need to start a new application? Start a brand new application.

Safe Needle Disposal

Needles and needle debris are a challenging issue for the City of Edmonton, however Edmonton is not alone. Strategies to ensure that individuals and communities are as safe and healthy as possible have been undertaken across the globe.

Needles are used by people with specific health conditions and people with specific addictions. Ensuring that people who use needles can access safe disposal, and that stray needles and needle debris in the community are dealt with promptly and safely is one of the goals of Capital City Clean Up.

​Contact the City of Edmonton at 311 if you see a needle on public property.

Enhanced Alley Cleaning

TLC for Edmonton Downtown Alleys

The back alleys in Edmonton's downtown core are cleaner than ever thanks to Capital City Clean Up's Total Look of Clean (TLC) program.

Using an oversized litter vacuum, the City performs enhanced cleaning of the streets, sidewalks, back alleys and lanes from 100 Street to 101 Street and Jasper Avenue to 102 Avenue, including Rice Howard Way.
More than 200 businesses in the pilot area currently benefit from the TLC pilot program.

An oversized litter vacuum cleans alleys as part of the TLC program.

From community and team-building exercises to volunteer opportunities and fundraising events, everyone can get involved.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Community Bin Grant Program.

For More Information

Capital City Clean Up


To report litter, graffiti vandalism or discarded needles, dial 311 (or 780-442-5311)

For Capital City Clean Up program inquiries, call 311

Fax 780-498-7098

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