Kingston invited to ‘Pitch In’ to clean up the community in April

A group participating in Pitch-In Kingston in 2019. Image provided by Sustainable Kingston.

Sustainable Kingston, in cooperation with the City of Kingston’s Solid Waste and Public Works departments, has announced that Pitch-In will return again this spring.

Taking place over the week of April 17 to 23, and coinciding with Earth Day on April 22, Pitch-In hopes to engage hundreds of volunteers in a community-wide clean-up, Sustainable Kingston noted in a media release.

Sustainable Kingston’s Chief Operating Officer, Geoff Hendry, is thrilled to build on the success of last year’s event. “Thanks to hundreds of individuals, businesses and organizations, we had a great turnout in 2022,” Hendry said. “I’m optimistic we can build on this and pick up even more litter this Spring.”

For Hendry, the event is also an opportunity to engage Kingston residents in a conversation about waste while collecting a significant amount of trash over the span of a week. “Pitch-In really drives home the need to reduce the amount of trash we throw out overall,” he expressed

This year, individuals, schools, organizations and businesses can register online at: www.sustainablekingston.com/pitchin-2023-registration. A list of drop locations and a Pitch-In FAQ are also available at sustainablekingston.com.

According to the release, Pitch-In bags will be available to be picked up at the KARC Centre at Kingston Area Recycling Centre (196 Lappan’s Lane), and Kingston Public Works (701 Division Street). Bags will also be available at the Kingston and Area Real Estate Association Office (720 Arlington Park Place). Sustainable Kingston noted that if participants are unable to access Pitch-In bags, they may use their own.

For more information about how organizations can participate, contact Geoff Hendry, Manager of Communications and Business Development at Sustainable Kingston at [email protected]

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