April 17, 2019
The annual Pitch In Smiths Falls community clean up needs your help. REAL is encouraging everyone – individuals, families, groups, business and schools to choose a location to cleanup during the two weeks April 20 – May 5. “This is a feel-good activity that benefits our community. It only takes an hour or two but everyone’s actions together make a visible impact”, commented Brenda King. Earth Day, April 22, also falls within those weeks, and is extra reason to contribute to a cleaner, greener Smiths Falls. This will be the 18th year that the REAL is organizing a community-wide effort as part of a cross-Canada Pitch In campaign.
Participants can pick up their specially marked bright yellow or clear Pitch In bags at the REAL Deal Store. This year we are not attempting to pin people down to specific locations. However, a list of sites that generally need some cleanup is available on our website. Filled bags should be left in a visible location that is accessible by vehicle for Town of Smiths Falls staff to collect. Please do not bring them to the REAL Deal!
Many surrounding municipalities also make bags available to their residents, and have made arrangements so that the volunteers do not have to pay for disposal. Check with your municipal office if you live outside of Smiths Falls.
The REAL Deal Reuse Store is open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but is closed Good Friday, April 19. Find out more about Pitch In on REAL’s website, or call the store at (613) 283-7999.