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About PickWaste Day
Inspired by a high school teacher in a local school, and heavily supported by the City of Pickering, PickWaste is a community organization that was founded to give back and clean up our planet. The group makes an impact by hosting cleanups and inspiring students across Canada to do the same.
It started in July of 2017 with four friends but has quickly spread throughout the community and country. From 2017 – to 2021 PickWaste hosted over 320 community clean-ups collecting over 3100 bags of litter in the City of Pickering and expanded to two other cities across Canada. The community organization has provided an estimated 6000 meaningful volunteer hours to local high school students.
This year, the two founders, Sam Demma and Dillon Mendes have made the decision to introduce an annual city-wide event called PickWaste Day, where ALL residents in the city of Pickering are encouraged to grab a garbage bag and fill it with litter in their neighbourhoods. PickWaste Day will occur on the second Saturday of July each year.