Public service announcement

The Town of Milton strives to be good stewards of the environment year-round, with a number of events occurring in and around Earth Day. We encourage Milton residents to participate in these events (rain or shine) to celebrate Earth Day, give back to our environment, and keep outdoor spaces safe and clean for all to enjoy.

This year’s theme is Invest in Our Planet.

In recognition of Earth Day, Milton is planting several hundred trees and shrubs this spring and later this fall with our environmental partners Sustainable Milton and Conservation Halton, in addition to the 935 trees being planted in streetscapes and parks.

Get involved in spring events

April 16-30 - Two-week community clean up

  • The community is encouraged to join the Town of Milton in a two-week cleanup initiative
  • Residents can participate from April 16 – 30, and cleanup kits will be available at the Milton Sports Centre during the facility’s hours of operation
  • Kits include gloves, garbage bags, and a map of surrounding areas
  • If you head outside and participate in local cleanups, email operations@milton.ca:
    1. To notify us so we can pick up the garbage bags in a timely manner
    2. Send us a picture to share so we can thank you for your efforts in keeping Milton clean!

The Town is also partnering with community partners like Sustainable Milton, Conservation Halton, and Anne J. MacArthur Public School on environmental initiatives this spring, including community clean ups, planting, weeding and mulching.

April 16 – Cleanup day

  • Time: 9 a.m. – noon
  • Location: Milton Sports Centre (south side) and surrounding area

May 28 – Spring planting day

  • Time: 9 a.m. - noon
  • Location: Milton Sports Centre (north side – retention pond)
  • Naturalizing spaces by planting native species - Dogwood and Ninebark

Other ways you can get involved

  • Complete Milton’s Earth Day scavenger hunt
  • Use reusable bags and utensils
  • Cook a plant-based meal
  • Ride a bike
  • Use a reusable water bottle
  • Save electricity and turn off lights when you leave a room

The Town proudly applies a green lens to projects and initiatives using specific environmental, sustainable and energy conservation strategies. For more details about the Town’s environmental sustainability efforts, visit our website.

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For media inquiries, please contact: 

Tayjua Squire
Communications Advisor
905-878-7252 x2266
Email Communications Staff