Residents Invited to Pitch-In for Community Wide Clean-Up

Published on: 2019/10/16 - in News

The fall edition of the Pitch-In Kingston volunteer community clean-up has been announced to take place on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, following the success of its annual spring events.

Hosted by the City and Sustainable Kingston, the goal of this two-day event is to ‘both beautify Kingston and make it a safer place to live’.

“Between April 22 and 29, nearly 10,000 residents donated their time to help collect litter at various locations around our city, as part of Pitch-In Canada’s annual event,” said Kristin Mullin, Executive Director of Sustainable Kingston. “This was a great show of civic involvement and an impressive display of environmentalism (and) we are ready for Kingstonians to ‘wow’ us again.”

Residents are invited to get outdoors with friends, co-workers, family or solo to pitch-in on the clean up. Find out more – including where the bag pick-up and drop-off locations are and how to register to take part – on the Sustainable Kingston website.

“One of the things that stood out to national organizers of Pitch-In Week was the awesome posts being shared on social media by Kingstonians,” said Mullin. “We hope, once again, people will take to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and share messages to inspire others around our community – and our country.”

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