Team Up to Clean Up

Team Up to Clean Up is a year-round town-wide community cleanup program that includes programs like Adopt-a-road and pitch in week. These programs provide all the tools you need to run a cleanup including gloves, recycling bags and garbage bags. 

April 17 update: Team up to Clean up & COVID-19 
With the new provincial restrictions in place until the end of May 2021, the Pitch in week event has been postponed, a new date will be posted once more information is known.

 adopt a road program

 Adopt a Road Participant Resources & Information

The Town of Pelham Adopt-a-Road program is a public service program for volunteer organizations to pick up litter along certain 2 km stretches of Town roads, Parks, Trails or Gardens; agreements are for three years.

As volunteers of the Adopt-a-Road program, you appoint a liaison between your group and the Town, ensure safety guidelines and training are passed on to your group, and organize your group at least three times a year.

The Town provides safety vests, road work signs, trash bags, safety information, flags, traffic cones, and more to assist your group in your efforts.

Apply to adopt a road today

Information about Adopt-a-Road Program

Adoption Agreement

Training for Adopt-a-road Participants

Parental Consent form

After your event, you must complete the follow up report. The report:

  • Confirms the cleanup was completed successfully.submit report
  • Highlights the important cleanup work done by volunteers.
  • Provides additional information to Council regarding the effectiveness of the program. 
Adopt a Road Participants
Adopt-a-road Participants
Fenwick United Church Glad Tiding Church Youth Group
Rotary Club of Fonthill Wellington Heights Public School
Church of Christ Hardscape Niagara
Pelham Community Church Stolk Construction
Holy Trinity Anglican Church Plumm Structural & Cladding Systems
St. Catharines Cycle Club Mayor's Youth Advisory Council
Wine Culture EL Crossley
St. Ann Catholic Elementary School  


 pitch in week

Pitch in Week April 18 - 24, 2021 - POSTPONED*

PITCH-IN Canada is dedicated to the preservation and sustainable growth of our natural ecosystems and communities. PITCH-IN Canada represents hard working Canadian volunteers and consumers who care about making environmental change in their communities nation-wide, for future generations.

Pitch in Week is a week long Town wide community cleanup program. This program provides all the tools you need to run a cleanup including gloves, masks, recycling bags and specially marked garbage bags. 

The program helps keep public places in your neighbourhood clean and safe for everyone. You can host a cleanup event on Town property during the week of April 18 - 24 including:

  • Parks
  • Trails
  • Streets
  • Parking lots
Register for Pitch In Week

Pick an area in your neighbourhood to cleanup, and get started by:

  • Organize your household at least two weeks before your planned clean up date. 
  • Register your Pitch In week clean up 
  • Supplies will be dropped off at your door step on Friday April 16 between 12pm - 5pm
  • Run your event and dispose of any waste as indicated on your registration form
  • Once your clean up is done submit a final clean up report:

submit report


We thank all volunteers for participating, and as a thank you the Fabulous Fenwick Lions have graciously donated a $5 off coupon for their Friday Fish Fry's, make sure to register to get your fish fry coupon! Limited quantity available.

How to participate in Pitch in Week
We are encouraging residents to organize a pitch in week clean up event with only their immediate Family/ household: 

Choose a location:

Select an area where you've noticed a lot of litter. Here are some location ideas for your cleanup:

  • Neighbourhood streets
  • Vacant lots or parking lots (ensure you have the owners permission)
  • Parks, trails or play areas
  • We discourage cleanups near busy streets due to safety concerns.

Set the date:

Pitch In Week is happening April 18 - 24, 2021

Register your Pitch In week Clean up Here


We thank all volunteers for participating, and as a thank you the Fabulous Fenwick Lions have graciously donated a $5 off coupon for their Friday Fish Fry's, make sure to register to get your fish fry coupon! Limited quanitity available.

 Safety Tips & COVID-19

Before you begin:

  • Assess the area, look out for hazards and potential dangers
  • Be prepared, be safe, bring proper safety equipment and tools
  • Be sure to have enough supervisors in your group
  • Be prepared to sort items for garbage and recycling
  • Arrange disposal

During your clean up:

  • Supervise participants closely, do not let children go off alone
  • do not pick up dangerous items
  • watch for cars and be careful near roads
  • Don't carry heavy items alone
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds

COVID-19 Safety Tips:

  • Wear a mask when in groups of high volume public spaces
  • Be sure to use gloves or a litter picker to reduce risk of injury of infectious disease transmission
  • Maintain social distancing at least 6 feet apart
  • Do not participate in group activities if you feel unwell, have travelled outside the country within 14 days, or been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19


pitch in week safety tips

 Pitch in Week Coloring Contest 
Participate in our Pitch in Week colouring contest! Download the colouring sheet below and submit through the link below to be entered for a chance to win $25 in Pelham Bucks. Draw will take place Monday April 26. 


Pitch in Week - Colouring Sheet 


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