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Community Clean Up Carts

Borrow A Cart

Thank you for considering the Community Clean Up Carts.  These carts are free to borrow and available for booking under 'How To Book A Cart' below.

  • Pull-behind cart
  • Bin
  • Sharps kit
  • Gloves
  • Garbage picking sticks (x 2)
  • Broom & dustpan combo
  • Garbage bags
  • Recycling bags
  • Cigarette butt collection tin (for recycling through TerraCycle)
  • High-visibility vests (x 12)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Information booklet including large item slips
  • Pens

  • The sharps kit is included but should only be used by an adult who has read and understands the instructions included and takes on any risks. Sharps are to be returned to City Hall staff in the supplied container that has been closed and returned to the bio-hazard bin. Sharps will then be disposed of in partnership with Public Health.
  • Items that are inaccessible or large and heavy can be marked on the slips included in the back of the information booklet. The City of Owen Sound's Public Works Department will be made aware of these items for removal.
  • Carts are free to borrow, but each group will be responsible for supplying credit card numbers to cover a $50 damage fee in the final booking step. This fee will not be charged to the card unless items are returned damaged. Damages will be determined upon the cart's return and only include the misuse of the cart and its contents.
  • Carts can be picked up and returned to City Hall Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The carts fit into a standard SUV or larger vehicle for transport.
  • Garbage disposal will be finalized in the final step of booking. Options include returning garbage to City Hall at a mutually agreed-upon time during business hours or an arrangement for bag tags supplied by City Hall for disposal through household garbage collection. Household garbage collection must be through the City of Owen Sound.
  • We understand there may be a need for last-minute bookings and will do our best to accommodate everyone. However, we encourage everyone to submit their requests at least two weeks in advance.

  1. Watch the entire video on this page
  2. Select the button below that will open up a digital form
  3. Include all of the information requested
  4. Submit the form
  5. Staff will call the contact person within 24 business hours
  6. Staff will confirm availability and complete the booking process

Video of Community Clean Up Cart contents:

While you are out with your carts, we would love to see and share your photos on our social media platforms. Please email them to or tag @RiverDistrictOS and use the #LocalsLoveItHere


Thank you for your booking request. These carts are made possible by the Owen Sound River District's Locals Love It Here Program and the City of Owen Sound's Public Works, Parks, Environment, Community Development, and Communications departments.

Contact Us

808 2nd Avenue East,
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 2H4
Phone: 519-376-1440
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