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Get Your Bags starting April 11 at the REAL Deal Store.

Clean Up Litter at your choice of location anytime within the two week period. 

Other Things You Might Want to Know

Schools.  If your school would like to participate, please contact us. Tell us how many students will be participating and we will get some supplies together for you.  Leave a message at the REAL Deal Store (613) 283-7999 or email [email protected]

Where to clean up. REAL will not be coordinating locations this year.  Please pick a spot that is convenient to you – there is lots of garbage to go around!  There are some locations that are “traditionally” done by a particular group, so please avoid those if you can.  (Or ask to join them the day they will be working!)

Bag Collection. Town of Smiths Falls staff will be on the lookout for filled Pitch In bags.  If yours are not collected within three days, please contact us.

Reporting Back to Us.  No need to report numbers back to REAL this year.  Pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

Outside of Town Limits?   Check with your municipality.  They may have bags as well, and may even accept filled Pitch-In bags without tags for this event. 

Photos?  If you have digital photos of you or your group cleaning up, and your human subjects don’t mind, please send them to us.

Information.  For more information, call the REAL Deal Store at 283-7999 or email us.

Need some ideas?  Here is a list of potential Smiths Falls sites.

See some instructions and safety tips.  A copy of this will be in your supply bucket.

See and listen to an interview with Kathy Botham about Pitch In 2018 and other REAL activities.


4 guys at Lower Reach boy and tire Bonita and bags
SFDCI 2009 having fun pi jasper road

Some 2013 photos are on REAL’s Facebook page.


Pitch-in Smiths Falls is a community wide litter cleanup coordinated by REAL. Public and highly visible sites, such as parks, and road allowances, are identified by REAL and groups or individuals assigned to clean that site. Garbage bags, other supplies and safety instructions are provided. REAL records the number of participants and the number of bags of recyclable and other garbage collected for comparison from year to year.

REAL is working with the Town of Smiths Falls and others to find other measures that will reduce our litter problem.

2019 will be the eighteenth year for this community wide effort, although REAL has participated in spring cleanups and encouraged other residents to do so since 1989 through Pitch-in Canada, a national organization founded in British Columbia.

See Pitch-In Canada site.