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Help clean up Castlegar during Pitch-In week

Annual clean-up to take place April 18 - 26

Submitted by City of Castlegar

The City of Castlegar is inviting the community to help clean-up the city April 18 – 26 as part of 2021 Pitch-In week.

This is the 54th annual Pitch-In community clean-up across Canada. In 2020, over one million Canadians participated in the program, cleaning up over five million pounds of litter. PITCH-IN is the largest environmental improvement campaign in Canada.

Castlegar has participated in this annual event for four years. Things will look different during the COVID-19 pandemic and the city is asking everyone to wear masks and practice physical distancing while helping clean-up Castlegar.

Pitch-In bags are available at both City Hall and Civic Works offices, free of charge. All waste collected can be disposed of in a bin at Pioneer Arena (925 Columbia Avenue) thanks to Waste Management which is donating a bin for this event. Find more information at castlegar.ca/pitch-in.

“This is such an important event to help make Castlegar look its best,” says Michael Gagnier, operations manager. “We always have a great turnout of volunteers and community groups and we are thankful for everyone who takes such pride in our city.”

Participants are eligible for prizes. Take a before and after photo to share on social media using #PitchInCastlegar and tag @CityofCastlegar and @PitchInCanada for a chance to win.

City staff and councillors will also be participating in this important community event.

READ MORE: Advance polls open this week in Castlegar byelection



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