The Story of the
Clean Up Burnaby Campaign

Since June 2021, the Clean Up Burnaby Campaign has cleaned up:
- over 60 parks around Burnaby
- behind the Gilmore Avenue pump station
- Chub Creek near the Gilmore Avenue bridge
- over 10 kilometers of medians along Boundary Road

Clean Up Burnaby Campaign Timeline

Getting started...

June 2021

While campaigning in the Burnaby municipal by-election, Martin decides to step up and clean up Burnaby streets and parks while taking part in campaign activities.

City Council Presentation

September 2021

Martin gives an update to Burnaby City Council. Since June 2021, the Clean Up Burnaby Campaign has cleaned up over 200 kilograms of litter, which includes over 350 disposable PPE masks.

As a result of this presentation, the City of Burnaby purchases garbage tongs, buckets and other equipment to allow and encourage community litter clean up efforts.

Lofty goals for 2022

January 2022

As part of his run for Burnaby City Council in October 2022, Martin has set a goal to pick up 1,000 pounds of garbage and 800 face masks by Election Day (October 15th).

Clean Up Burnaby Community Clean Up Extravaganza Events

 April 2022

Martin organized five Community Clean Up Extravaganza events in 2022. The clean up events were scheduled on:

Saturday April 16 - Metrotown area
Saturday May 14 - Brentwood area
Saturday June 11 - Burnaby Heights area
Saturday July 2 - Lougheed Town Centre area

Saturday August 13 - Royal Oak area

These Community Clean Up events removed over 1,300 pounds of garbage and hundreds of face masks from these areas in Burnaby.

1,000 pounds...complete!

June 2022

On June 8th, 2022, Martin made good on his goal to pick up 1,000 pounds of garbage in 2022.

In 2022, Martin picked up over 1,700 pounds of garbage from streets, parks, waterways and more around Burnaby.

800 face masks...complete!

June 2022

On June 25th, 2022, Martin made good on his goal to pick up 800 face masks in 2022.

In 2022, Martin ended up picking up over 1,400 face masks all around Burnaby.

More goals for 2023


Martin will continue the Clean Up Burnaby Campaign in 2023, and has set a personal goal to pick up 500 pounds of garbage and 250 face masks this year.

Clean Up Everywhere in 2024


In 2024, Martin won't be constrained to Burnaby city limits when it comes to making this planet cleaner.

Already this year, he has cleaned up all around the Lower Mainland and in BC municipalities such as Revelstoke, Golden, Invermere and Parksville.

Follow the Clean Up Burnaby Twitter account

(as well as Martin's Facebook and Instagram accounts)