Pitch In Week is April 21st – 27th, 2013
Penetanguishene’s main event is April 27th from 9:00 am to noon
Meet at the Town Dock
What is Pitch-In day?
Pitch-in day is an annual community clean-up day. Individuals and groups clean up litter on their local streets, parks and neighbourhoods.
My neighbours dumped old sofas and garbage bags on the sidewalk when they moved out. Are these items going to be picked up on Pitch-In day?
No, Pitch-In day is not meant to replace proper disposal of household items. It focuses on cleaning up litter in public spaces.
How do I register for Pitch-In day?
Call 705-549-6957 to register your activity. Let us know how many people, how many bags of garbage and where you cleaned!
Who gives out bags?
Bags are available at the Arena.
Where do I clean up?
You can choose any area that you like – a park, a sidewalk, the block and around your workplace. Put all your bags in one place at your area and then call 705-549-6957 to pick up. Only the Pitch In bags will be picked up.
Do I have to sign up for the whole day?
No, you can do as much or as little cleanup as you are able.
Do I have to be with a group, or can I do it on my own?
Lots of people do it on their own; others recruit family, friends or neighbours to help them.
Can I do my Pitch-In effort before April 21st or on the weekend of April 27th-28th?
Will you drop off supplies to my house?
Can I use my own garbage bags or do I have to use the yellow Pitch-In bags?
Please use the Pitch In bags where possible. The yellow bags are easily tracked as part of the event.
Can I leave the filled bags with my regular garbage pickup/on the side of the road?
Do you provide pick-up sticks /heavy gloves/gloves in children’s sizes ?
I live outside the Town of Penetanguishene catchment area. What do I do with my garbage?
You have to make your own disposal arrangements.
There is an area in my neighbourhood that is full of litter. Can you send someone to clean it up?
No, Pitch-In day is a voluntary community activity. We cannot assign people to clean up your neighbourhood. You can call the Parks, Recreation and Culture Departmeent if you have a suggestion for an area that needs attention. You may also wish to organize a group of your neighbours to help clean it up.
Can I collect recycling materials for Pitch-In Day?
No, we do not pick up blue box materials to be recycled. If the items are fairly clean and safe to pick up, (e.g., empty plastic pop bottles) you may wish to take them home and put them in your blue box. Old cardboard, newspaper, rusted cans, etc. which have been exposed to the elements are too contaminated to be recycled, and so should be treated as garbage.
What do I do with old paint cans, batteries, tires, stoves etc?
Check the County of Simcoe ’s website for disposal of hazardous waste items and large items.