To read the Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful 2013 Wrap Up Newsletter, click here.
Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful, formerly PA CleanWays of Huntingdon County, was formed in 1999 with support from the Huntington County Conservation District. As an affiliate of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, we focus on cleanups of illegal dumps, special collection events for disposal of hard to recycle items, and educating the public on the detriments of illegal dumping and littering. Since our inception through the end of 2009, Huntingdon County has held 29 cleanups removing and properly disposing of 195.21 tons of trash as well as recycling over 2,300 tires! During our past several special collection events, we have collected and recycled over 3,300 tires!
The Huntingdon County Affiliate has an extensive network of volunteers, including the Conservation Club from Juniata College. Since 2005, our volunteers have donated a total of almost 1,500 hours to help clean our beautiful county! One of our most recent cleanups was at the Ridge Road dumpsite in Shirley Township where 54 volunteers removed and properly disposed 33.55 tons of trash and recycled 1.72 tons of tires!
Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful also participates in an annual friendly rivalry with neighboring PA CleanWays of Mifflin County. The Golden Rim Award is given to the affiliate who collects the most tires at a specific collection event, helping to remove unsightly tires and mosquito breeding grounds from the landscape. We retained the Gold Rim Award this fall for the 5th straight win by collecting 1,743 tires!
The Huntingdon County Illegal Dump Survey was completed in the spring of 2010 by Keep Pennyslvania Beautiful to identify illegal dumpsites within the county.
Please check our Calendar of Events for upcoming cleanups. If you would like to become a volunteer for the affiliate please contact Celina Seftas, Affiliate Coordinator, at 814-627-1627 or e-mail