Notice

Keep PA Beautiful Hosting Pick Up PA Days From March 1 to May 31

January 29th, 2021

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites boroughs and their residents to participate in PICK UP PENNSYLVANIA. From March 1 through May 31, communities will be coordinating improvement events such as litter and illegal dump cleanups, tree and flower plantings, recycling collections, public education programs and more.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful partners with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and PennDOT to provide free trash bags, gloves and safety vests to registered participants, as supplies last. As part of this event, the PA DEP and Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association are sponsoring trash disposal at a free or reduced cost, for registered program participants at participating landfills from April 1 through April 30, with prior approval.

Your help is needed more than ever. The results of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Pennsylvania Litter Research Study identified an estimated 500 million pieces of litter on roadways. This unsightly litter is estimated to be comprised of over 37% cigarette butts and over 30% plastic items. Among other things, this litter pollutes our environment and affects our quality of life.

Register at gacofpa.org. Michelle Dunn, PICK UP PENNSYLVANIA Program Coordinator, can answer questions at 877-772-3673 ext. 113 or mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org.

Registered events can also win cash for a nonprofit or charity by entering the PICK UP PENNSYLVANIA Video Contest. Visit gacofpa.org and choose video-contest for details.

The organizations newest initiative, Leaders for a Beautiful Pennsylvania, encourages legislators or public officials to “lead the way” in keeping our communities clean and beautiful. Share this information with your public officials: keeppabeautiful.org/keep-it/leaders-for-a-beautiful-pa.

Join thousands of Pennsylvanians for PICK UP PENNSYLVANIA and help keep your boroughs neighborhoods clean and beautiful!