PA CleanWays of Cumberland County, an affiliate of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, was formed in 2001 with support from the Cumberland County Conservation District. The affiliate focuses on cleanups of illegal dumps and educating the public on the detriments of illegal dumping and littering. Since our inception through the end of 2009, PA CleanWays of Cumberland County has held 21 cleanups removing and properly disposing 107.77 tons of trash as well as recycling 279 tires!
The Cumberland County Chapter has an extensive network of volunteers and works with many local conservation groups. Since 2005, our volunteers have donated over 700 hours to help eliminate illegal dumping and littering in Cumberland County! Additionally, volunteers can also 'adopt' sites, which includes monitoring and disposing of any additional trash that accumulates at a cleaned dumpsite or along municipal roads. There are a total of seven adoptions in Cumberland County.
Unfortunately, illegal dumping continues to be a problem in the county. The Cumberland County Illegal Dump Survey was completed in 2005 by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to identify illegal dumpsites within the county. The survey results show that Cumberland County had 37 illegal dumpsites that total 132.5 tons of trash.
Please check our Calendar of Events for upcoming cleanups. If you would like to become a volunteer for the chapter, please contact Michael Onofrey, Affiliate Coordinator, at 717-766-9460, or by e-mail