CHETWYND, B.C – The District of Chetwynd is getting a jump on its spring cleaning, launching the annual community ‘Pitch-In’ on Earth Day, April 22nd through to May 21st.

District Parks Manager Ellen McAvany says the program has traditionally been a big success, year after year.

“It’s a very good program, we’ve done it before in the past,” said McAvany. “It’s specific around Earth Day, but it should complement everyone else’s programs too, for getting rid of waste and stuff that’s sitting around.”

The district provides garbage bags to participants, providing $2 for every bag filled. The funds will support community organizations.

A ‘Kick it to the Curb’ program is also happening, allowing residents to place unwanted items on their curbs where other people can reuse them.

“It’s really good, because people who have something that maybe they don’t normally want to use any longer can put that on the end of their curb, and somebody else can pick it up and use it,” said McAvany.

During the month, residents can also register with the district to have unwanted household items taken to the landfill, with costs covered by their Community Improvements Fund.

Anyone interested in participating in any of these programs can give the district a call at 250-401-4100.