The mayor of Toronto is asking you to take your spring cleaning beyond your front door.
Rob Ford kicked off the city's annual Clean Toronto Together Campaign at City Hall on Friday.
The initiative asks Toronto to team up with their friends, family members and co-workers to get rid of the plastic bags, cigarette butts and fast food wrappers revealed by the spring thaw.
Ford encouraged everyone to tackle neglected areas. "Wherever you see litter. Might be a school yard, might be a local park, ravine, maybe right on your street. Working together, we'll keep Toronto the cleanest city in the world."
The mayor encouraged businesses and schools to organize group cleanups on April 25th. A community cleanup is set for the weekend of April 26th and 27th.
Cleanup crews are asked to register online or by calling 311 so the garbage collected can be picked up.
During last year's big clean, the city collected over 6,000 tonnes of litter, took down over 7,000 illegal posters and wiped away over 65 square metres of graffiti.
"And this year, we're going to do in even better", said Ford.