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Celebrate the arrival of spring by helping keep King beautiful

Township of King, Ont. — As spring blooms across King Township, it's not just the flowers that are coming to life—it's the spirit of community engagement and environmental stewardship. In our predominantly rural community, where we cherish our green spaces, spring is the season for action.

From electronic recycling events and yard sales to community clean-up initiatives and gardening workshops, there's a plethora of activities planned to welcome the warmer season. Residents are encouraged to help preserve our natural surroundings while fostering a strong sense of community by participating in any of the following Township-led initiatives:

Electronic recycling event

Decluttering makes spring cleaning easier! If you have old electronics collecting dust at home, properly dispose of your e-waste for free at the community electronic recycling event on Saturday, Mar. 23, and Sunday, Mar. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cold Creek Conservation Area. Bring your unwanted electronics and batteries to ensure they are disposed of safely and kept out of landfills. Visit king.ca/electronicrecycling for a list of accepted materials.

Community yard sale

Do you have unique items that need a new home? Purchase a table at the indoor community yard sale on Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Trisan Centre. For details, visit king.ca/CommunityYardSale.

Earth Hour activity

This planet means the world to us. Celebrate Earth Hour with the Township’s environmental team on Saturday, Mar. 23 from 45:30 p.m. at the scenic Cold Creek Conservation Area. Switch off your lights and help us deck the trails with seeds and berries by making pinecone bird feeders and hanging them along the trail. The bird feeder craft will be followed by a guided forest walk. This is a family-friendly event for all ages. All supplies will be provided. Pre-registration required at townshipofking.perfectmind.com.  

Gardening workshops

Green thumbs will be budding with excitement to learn that the Township has partnered with the Lake Simcoe South Master Gardeners to offer a series of free in-person garden workshops in April.  Learn about pollinator conservation at our gardening workshop, "Pollinators in Crisis," on Saturday, Apr. 6, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Cold Creek Conservation Area Visitors Centre. Led by Master Gardeners Steven and Josie Turner, this presentation requires pre-registration at townshipofking.perfectmind.com.

Two more workshops will follow, the first being How to Attract Pollinators to your Garden (Saturday, Apr. 13 from 12 – 1 p.m.) and Planning & Planting a Pollinator Garden (Sunday, Apr. 19 from 7 – 8 p.m.). Both will be held at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre.

Green Yards program

Support pollinators and green your yard with King’s Clean Yards program, scheduled to start soon. Purchase a native wildflower kit, rain barrel, or backyard composter at an affordable cost. Visit king.ca/greenyardsprogram which will be updated once 2024 supplies are available to purchase.

Yard waste collection

As residents roll up their sleeves to clean up winter debris from their yards, leaf and yard waste collection will begin the second week of April. Remember to place yard waste in Kraft paper bags or garbage containers marked “Yard Waste,” with a maximum weight of 22 kg (50 lbs.) per container/bundle. Yard waste in improper containers will not be collected, and grass clippings are not accepted. For more information, check out our newly designed 2024 waste calendar.

King Community Clean-up Day

Celebrate Earth Week at the annual King Community Clean-Up on Saturday, Apr. 20, and help keep our parks, streets and neighbourhoods clean and green. Register your clean-up location at townshipofking.perfectmind. to receive supplies. Can't find a location? Join us at Tasca Park in Nobleton, Memorial Park in King City or Dufferin Marsh in Schomberg from 10 - 11:30 a.m. to clean up a community park. Full details can be found at king.ca/communitycleanup.

Street sweeping

As winter bids farewell, it has left behind salt, sand and other debris on roadways. The Township’s street sweeping program aims to remove these debris, ensuring storm sewers remain unclogged and roads safe for all users. Scheduled to begin in mid to late spring and typically completed by the season's end, the program's timing may vary due to weather conditions. Residents are advised not to park on residential streets during sweeping operations to assist in the process, which starts in the main villages and extends to rural areas.

For more information on these spring-cleaning activities and events, visit king.ca.

For regular updates on Township programs and events, follow the official corporate social media channels on X, Facebook and Instagram or visit king.ca 


Mayor Steve Pellegrini

"I'm excited to see King Township embracing the spirit of spring with a wide array of community activities and environmental initiatives. From electronic recycling to community clean-up events, there's something for everyone to get involved in and contribute to keeping our township beautiful. Let's make this spring a season of engagement and stewardship, working together to keep King clean, green and vibrant."


Community Clean-up Day

Media Contact

Township of King
Jason Ballantyne, Communications Officer
Township of King | Phone: 905-833-5321 | Email: media@king.ca