Castlegar, Pitch-in & Clean-up the City
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 1 million Canadians participated in the program, cleaning up over 5 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 40-yard 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.”
We’ve got 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.
The City of Castlegar is a service centre in the West Kootenay. The diversified and growing economy is focused on the forestry, energy and mining sectors in the valley, and commercial services in the City. Quality of life features backcountry adventure and an increasingly dynamic urban culture, including the Millennium Park & Ponds and Sculpture Walk.