Pitch-In to help clean our community after the spring melt

April 8, 2024

Pitch-In to help clean our community after the spring melt

Strathcona County residents are invited to show their community pride and “pitch-in” with waste removal from April 22 to May 5, 2024. This annual campaign brings volunteers together to help remove litter left behind after the spring thaw.

“I believe that the small act of picking up litter can make a huge difference,” says Linda Poignant, a Pitch-In volunteer and Strathcona County resident. “Keeping Strathcona County clean is a shared responsibility.”

Pitch-In preserves the health of our local ecosystems, wildlife and environment and is a great way for groups and individuals to volunteer in programs that benefit our community. Last year, more than 1,500 volunteers spent over 1,000 hours cleaning up and beautifying Strathcona County.

Residents and groups are encouraged to join the cleanup effort in their own neighbourhood and around the County. Participants may use their own garbage bags or pick up complimentary bags provided by Strathcona County.

Pitch-In bags are available for pickup at the Recreation, Parks and Culture administration office during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 2025 Oak Street. County staff will confirm the dates and location of each cleanup site to coordinate the pickup of the filled garbage bags.

Participants are encouraged to submit a photo of their efforts to celebrate their contribution to our community to strathcona.ca/yourphoto.

Additional information including Pitch-In event registration is available online at strathcona.ca/PitchIn or by calling 780-467-2211. Registration is open until the end of Pitch-In week on May 5.



Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595