Kingston hopes for a good spring cleaning during ‘Pitch-In Week’

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After a 2 year break, "Pitch-In Week" is back in Kingston – Apr 19, 2022

Kingston is getting a good spring cleaning thanks to “Pitch-In Week,” a community-wide clean-up that leads up to “Earth Day” on Friday.

Unfortunately, garbage seems to be all around us. All that litter, trash or whatever you want to call it needs to be picked up — or at least some people are hoping that’s the case.

“Every year when the snow melts we see how much garbage accumulates and yes, it is a problem for sure,” said Geoff Hendry of Sustainable Kingston.

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And you can help with that problem by “Pitching-In.” Others have and Hendry says others will.

“So far we have over 2,500 registrants … at, including lots of schools, businesses, and large groups,” Hendry said. “So we’re excited to see both the large groups and the smaller groups take part.”

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With a winter’s worth of debris and litter now on display, you can help get rid of the mess. If you need clean-up bags, they can be found at three locations free of charge: Kingston Recycling Centre, 196 Lappans Lane; Public Works Office, 701 Division St.; and the Kingston Area Real Estate Association

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Pitch-In Week runs until Saturday. You can get more information on the Sustainable Kingston website including locations to drop off the trash you have collected.

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