Monthly archive for April 2016

Disposing old electronics tough under PA law

Bradford Era – Disposal of old old televisions and computers is tough in rural Pennsylvania — it is illegal to put “e-Waste” out with the trash, and drop-off facilities and collection events are few and far between, so illegal dumping prevails. State groups are now pushing for

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Welcomes New Staff to Fight Illegal Dumping across Pennsylvania

(April 27, 2016) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is pleased to welcome two new members to their staff, Fred Siekkinen and Dana Rockwell.  Fred Siekkinen recently joined the staff in the position of Enforcement Support Field Operative. Siekkinen retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as an

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GIANT Food Stores’ Bags To Benches Program Donates 25 Benches To Keep PA Beautiful

PA Environment Digest – In recognition of Earth Day, GIANT Food Stores’ Bags To Benches Program donated 25 benches made from recycled plastic bags and $2,500 to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to assist with local beautification efforts. As part of the Great American Cleanup of PA now underway,

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Earth Day: Area groups help environment by cleaning up locally

The Bradford Era – This Earth Day, it’s easy to point to the many problems plaguing our planet and feel overwhelmed — global climate change, massive species extinction, ocean acidification, collapsing fisheries, deforestation, overpopulation, the list goes on and on. The challenge seems immense. Humankind has grown

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PA CleanWays plans cleanup

The Bradford Era – Jim Clark of Rixford, and Gary Falk of Port Allegany, both PA CleanWays members, are working together to organize a cleanup on Route 155 in McKean County to take place this Saturday, the day after Earth Day.   The two assisted the Upper

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Keep PA Beautiful affiliates hold waste collection events for local counties

Allied News – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s local affiliates will hold special waste collection events for Mercer,  Butler, Cambria, Lawrence and Washington counties this spring sponsored in part by the Department of Environmental Protection’s HHW/Small Business Hazardous Waste Collection Program.  “This program allows our affiliates to provide convenient, low cost

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Distributes 25 Recycled Content Benches donated from GIANT Food Stores’ Bags to Benches Program

(April 20, 2016) – In recognition of Earth Day, GIANT Food Stores donated 25 benches made from recycled plastic bags and $2,500 to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to assist with local beautification efforts. This donation is part of GIANT’S ongoing Bags to Benches initiative. As part of the

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Volunteers Sought for Great American Clean-up of Curwensville

GANT News-CURWENSVILLE – The Curwensville Area Revitalization Entity (C.A.R.E.) and Curwensville Borough are launching a Great American Clean-up of Pennsylvania Community Improvement event. Volunteers are needed to take action to clean, restore and renew Curwensville. The clean-up event is being held from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Volunteers Needed For Newtown Creek Clean Up Event

Newtown Patch –The Newtown Creek Coalition has two upcoming events planned. First, this Saturday there will be clean-up event at the Newtown Creek this Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is being held in coordination with the Great American Clean-Up of Pennsylvania.

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Keep PA Beautiful: Entries for Great American Cleanup of PA Video Contest due June 3

Sunday Dispatch –Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is accepting entries for the Great American Cleanup of PA Video Contest until June 3. The contest, open to all registered participants, seeks creative, original videos of people making their communities clean and beautiful. To participate, send Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful a two-minute

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