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Pitch-In Week, May 1-7

With spring underway, it’s time for the annual clean up after winter with the community mainstay called Pitch-In Week being held from May 1-7.

Presented by Mary Brown’s, residents are encouraged to sweep sidewalks, pick up litter, and complete other cleaning chores on their properties and nearby community spaces.

Colouring Contest

A new feature this year is a youth colouring contest. Children aged 4 to 8 who submit an art piece will be entered to win three prizes of up to $75, whereas youth aged 9 to 16 are eligible to win up to $100, according to the statement on the city’s website.

Household Hazardous Waste Round Up

The Household Hazardous Waste Round Up will be on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lloydminster Exhibition. A site layout is available online.

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Household items being accepted:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries (wet and dry)
  • Cellphones
  • Cleaning products and solvents
  • Drugs and pills
  • Fertilizers
  • Laptops and notebooks
  • Medications
  • Metal
  • Monitors and printers
  • Paint (5 pails – 1 gallon only)
  • Pesticides and weed killers
  • Propane tanks
  • Sharps (in puncture-proof container)
  • Tires (regular size only)
  • Toxic products
  • TVs
  • Used oils
  • Use oil filters
  • Various household electronics

Residents needing free pick-up, may call 780-872-1136 before 6pm on Friday, May 5.

Safety Protocol

The city has a safety orientation especially for dealing with sharp objects detailed online.

The sponsors and planning committee will host a drop-in family-focused free event and charitable BBQ to wrap up. More details may be found on the city’s website.

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