Can neighbours pick up garbage in parks?

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Ottawa Public Health has advised that no clean ups by our neighbours should be undertaken off one’s property.. Please understand this is a difficult decision as in all other situations, the City of Ottawa greatly appreciates the support from our neighbours in these clean ups.  Please remember that all parks [not  built accessories] are open to walkthroughs and gathering of five or less while respecting physical distancing of non household members  While both parks are leashed parks. Tic season is upon us.   

If neighbours spotting lots of garbage in our parks and pathways.
City’s Parks Maintenance has provided the following:
City staff are proactively collecting garbage from park waste receptacles through a beat system. Tanglewood and Medhurst Parks are collected once a week. Inquiries should be directed to 3-1-1 so the Service Request can be sent to the appropriate yard for review and action.

 General park debris & litter pick on the grounds and in various areas of the parks has been slow as teams have been concentrating on rink board, goals, netting removals in preparation of the turf management. General clean up does begin prior to the mowing season which isn’t far away. If there are large items then we encourage residents to call 3-1-1 to create a Service Request for the local maintenance clean up.

Parks Maintenance has noted that they are receiving an increase in reports on household dumping in parks (i.e. Medhurst Park) . We may share these locations with By-law & Regulatory Services for enforcement by calling 311. 

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