submitted by Jill Sturdy, Municipality of North Grenville

Council has declared PITCH-IN Week, April 16 – 23, 2023 for the Municipality of North Grenville.

“We are very appreciative to so many of North Grenville’s residents and organizations who lend their time and energy to beautifying our community. By participating in Pitch-In, we can properly dispose of waste and debris, as well as spruce up local neighbourhood trails, and public green spaces. Every action counts!” emphasized Mayor Nancy Peckford.

Register to PITCH-IN: Residents or groups who wish to participate in PITCH-IN clean-ups must register with the Municipality. Call 613-258-9569 at extension 133 or email     [email protected] and provide the names of individuals or groups participating and public space they intend to clean up.

PITCH-IN Canada provides designated PITCH-IN waste collection bags. PITCH-IN Bags can be picked up at the North Grenville Municipal Centre reception (285 County Road 44) during or after regular hours for use anytime during the month of April.

Participants can dispose of the collected materials through the curbside collection program or drop off at the Oxford Mills Waste Transfer Station. There is no bag tag required on the PITCH-IN Bags.

“Collecting waste that has been disposed of during the winter months is made possible by the many residents who volunteer their time to clean-up neighbourhoods throughout our community,” added Councillor Debbie Wilson.

As of 2021, Pitch-In Canada declared a year-long event with clean-ups organized throughout the year. North Grenville’s event has been registered for the month of April with a focus around Earth Day on April 22nd, 2023. Council has proclaimed April 16 – 23, 2023 Pitch-In Canada Week.

PITCH-IN CANADA is a national, community-based organization comprised of eco-action and community volunteers who believe that maintaining a quality environment and encouraging civic pride is everyone’s responsibility. It began in 1967 with a handful of concerned citizens picking up harmful debris along the shore of Vancouver Island.

PITCH-IN CANADA encourages voluntary action to keep communities clean, beautiful and to restore and maintain a healthy environment. For more information visit

The Municipality of North Grenville has participated in Pitch-In Canada since 2002.


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