Monthly archive for July 2015

Keep PA Beautiful Urges Participation In National School Recycle-Bowl Competition

The Daily Item –Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is encouraging educators in Pennsylvania to get their students involved in the Recycle-Bowl competition. Recycle-Bowl is a program designed to invigorate student participation in recycling through a national K-12 recycling competition. Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and

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DEP to provide surveillance kits for illegal dumping ‘nightmare’ areas

The Tribune Democrat – The Cambria County survey showed that Reade Township had 17 illegal dumpsites, more than any other municipality. Susquehanna Township, though, had the highest volume of estimated trash at 13.625 tons in 13 total sites. The authority’s website, cambriarecycles.org, offers links to both report

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Pennsylvania Officials Cracking Down on Illegal Dumping

16 WNEP The News Station – LUZERNE COUNTY — Illegal dumping has plagued parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania for years.  It causes an eyesore for communities and attracts unwanted pests, but a new statewide program is trying to change that. Many drivers in Luzerne County are familiar

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful partners with Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and Lift Johnstown to Offer Surveillance Camera Loan Program Information Session

(July 15, 2015) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is partnering with Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and Lift Johnstown to present Illegal Dump Free PA, a program that provides community resources to fight illegal dumping to stakeholders in Cambria, Somerset and Bedford Counties. The informational meeting, open to

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Clean-up the Juniata in August

The Sentinel – LEWISTOWN – A cleanup effort to help maintain areas of the Juniata River in four counties will take place this August. Pennsylvania CleanWays, an affiliate of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, is leading the cleanup in Mifflin, Juniata, Perry and Huntingdon counties. According to the Keep

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Keep PA Beautiful: REI Grant Funds Community Projects In Bedford County

PA Environment Digest – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has received a grant from Recreation Equipment Incorporated in the amount of $4,000 for community improvement projects in Bedford County. The scope of the grant will be carried out by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s local affiliate, Keep Bedford County Beautiful, and

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Officials seek solutions to illegal dumping

Wayne Independent – TEXAS TWP. – Illegal dumping has been an ongoing issue on Bucks Cove Road, with tons of environmentally-hazardous materials being toss over embankments that lead to parts of the Lackawaxen River. Township officials are looking to put a stop to the problem with the

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Receives REI Grant for Community Improvement Projects in Bedford County

 (July 8, 2015) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful received a grant from Recreation Equipment Incorporated (REI) in the amount of $4,000 for work in Bedford County. The scope of the grant will be carried out by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s local affiliate, Keep Bedford County Beautiful and includes: trash

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Nonprofit, task force targeting Hazelwood litter

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette –During the past six months, workers have removed close to 50 tons of garbage from Hazelwood. It’s part of a more encompassing initiative by Allegheny Cleanways, a nonprofit organization, to end illegal dumping and clean up county neighborhoods. Since January, workers have cleaned close to

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