Each spring, it is a great relief to have warmer temperatures emerge and to see the snow slowly disappear. Despite this great relief, the spring does reveal the unsightliness of garbage and litter that collects during the winter.
Each year, Pitch-in week is declared to encourage businesses, individuals and groups to pick up litter left behind after the snow melts.
The dates of Pitch-in week are different every year and depend on the timing of the snow melt. Typically, the dates are in April or May.
Groups are encouraged to register their events through the Pitch-In Canada website. Dates and locations will be listed and events that register early, will be able to have yellow Pitch-In garbage bags shipped for free. For more information, and to register, please visit http://pitch-in.ca/.
2018 Pitch In Week
Monday, May 7 - Sunday May 13
2018 PITCH-IN EVENTS
Groups that register are requested to designate spots to gather filled bags. Groups can call into the Public Works Department at (306) 953-4900 to request City pick-up of garbage collected.
Safe Needle Pick-up Guidelines
Children should never pick up a discarded needle. Learn how to properly pick up a needle. (Information is courtesy of the Prince Albert Fire Department.) The Prince Albert Parkland Health Region also provides information regarding safe needle disposal.