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The Green Machine is available for neighbourhood clean ups

Green Machine

Many communities and local organizations throughout Saint John like to host events during the warmer months to clean and beautify their neighbourhoods. The Green Machine is 14-foot trailer that contains all the equipment and supplies needed to support such clean-up initiatives in our community. And it’s available to clean-up crews free of charge. With the help of the Green Machine, residents are more easily able to take ownership of their parks and public spaces, which increases their appreciation for the natural green spaces, and fosters a sense of community pride.

The Green Machine is available each spring from May 1 - June 30, 2024. Online reservation applications open April 2, 2024.


  • Available daily for one event only between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Requests to reserve the Green Machine for an event outside of these regular hours will be considered on a case-by-case basis as staff resources allow.)
  • Please include event set-up and tear-down times in your reservation request.
  • Three weeks notice is required for reservations.
  • An automated response will recognize receipt of your reservation request. However, the reservation is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation from Community Services staff.
  • Garbage collection is available after the clean up for non-profits or events held on municipal land. Maximum 10 garbage bags.
  • The Green Machine is not for personal use.