Six ways to participate online and in person

The Town’s annual Ajax Green Living Days (GLD) programming encourages residents to work together as a community for a cleaner and greener Ajax. There are many free activities available with a focus on native tree planting, gardening, reducing waste, composting and picking up litter during the Spring Clean-Up Challenge!

2022 Ajax GLD activities:

  • Spring Clean-Up Challenge (April - June): The Town’s Spring Clean-Up Toolkits are back and ready for pick up. Help us keep Ajax clean and green. If you want to participate, contact or 905-683-2951 to pick up your toolkit (gloves and bags) today.
  • Beautiful Native Plants: Less Work, Less Water (April 19 | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | Online): Native plants are beautiful, easy-to-grow options for any space. Join us for an introductory gardening webinar to get inspired and plan your own garden oasis! Register.
  • Container Gardening (April 20 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Online) & (April 27 | 3 – 4 p.m. | Ajax Public Library - Main Branch): Learn about decorative and vegetable container gardening from local gardening expert, Ken Brown. Discover how to plant a beautiful container and successfully grow delicious, fresh vegetables! Register for the virtual program here. Register for the in-person program here.
  • Community Tree Planting Event (April 23 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Greenwood Conservation Area): This is a rain or shine event and will involve the planting of 1350 Native trees. Some shovels will be supplied and participants can bring their own. High school volunteer hours can be obtained during this event. Register.
  • Low Waste Living Webinar (April 27 | 7 p.m. | Online): The impact of waste on our planet has never been more apparent. Learn about some simple and effective ways to reduce waste at home and at work in this webinar. Register.
  • Compost Giveaway Event (April 30 | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Operations Centre, 800 Salem Road North): While supplies last, residents may fill up to four blue boxes with compost. It is asked that residents bring their own shovel for this event.

Ajax in Bloom Photo Contest

Celebrate Spring in Ajax with the Ajax in Bloom photo contest. Share your photos with us for a chance to win 1 of 2 large rain barrels!

How the photo contest works:

  • Follow the Town on at least one (or all!) of our social media channels: Instagram at, Twitter at, or Facebook at
  • Take a photo of your own garden or your favourite area of Ajax in bloom!
  • Post your photo and tag at least one of our accounts including the hashtag #AjaxInBloom
  • All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on June 15, 2022, and will be entered into a draw to win 1 of the 2 rain barrels.
  • Entries may be shared on the Town's social media platforms. If you do not wish for your photo to be shared, please send it to
  • Winners will be contacted via social media to arrange pick-up of the prizes!

Did you know?  Rain barrels save money regarding landscape watering, reduce runoff pollution and erosion, promote plant and soil health, and is great for washing your cars and windows! Learn more benefits to rain barrels by clicking here.


“Ajax Green Living Days is an annual initiative each spring and is the perfect time for residents and local businesses to show their community pride. The Town has a variety of ways to participate from educational webinars, to litter clean-ups, and I am happy to say we are able to once again offer two GLD favourites this year – the community tree planting event and compost giveaway! Thank you for helping keep Ajax clean, green and beautiful!” – Mayor Shaun Collier

Quick Facts

  • Ajax prides itself on environmental sustainability and those efforts have continued throughout the pandemic.
  • The Container Gardening events are available online through Zoom and in person at the Ajax Public Library – Main Branch.
  • High school students have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours at the Community Tree Planting Event.
  • Litter toolkits (gloves and bags) are available for pick-up throughout the year for neighbourhood clean-ups. Contact or 905-683-2951 for more information and supplies.

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