Community Cleanup

Removing debris and unwanted graffiti not only makes the neighbourhood cleaner, it also makes it safer. Research has shown that systematic removal of garbage and graffiti can greatly reduce crime, vandalism and mischief. 

The Community Cleanup program is a year-round initiative that mobilizes volunteers and supports community members to remove litter and graffiti from Hastings Sunrise.

Partners in the program are the City of Vancouver (CoV) and the Hastings North Business Improvement Association (HNBIA). 

The litter clean-up program welcomes everyone to participate — including youth needing to fulfill a volunteer requirement for school. A community participant form needs to be signed before attending a cleanup. You can download the form here or sign it at the CPC office. (Youth under 18 years need a parent to sign the waiver.) 

If you are interested in joining our graffiti paint-out, please attend a volunteer information session to find out more about becoming a cleared volunteer with us. You can find all upcoming info session dates here

Come join us on one of the following Saturdays in 2024 from 10 am to 12 pm for a Community Cleanup:

  • January 13, 27
  • February 10, 24
  • March 9, 23
  • April 6, 20
  • June 1, 15, 29
  • July 13, 27
  • August 10, 24
  • September 7, 21
  • October 5, 19
  • November 2, 16, 30
  • December 14

To register for our cleanup events, contact the HSCPC office at 604-717-3584 or email