News Articles

November 29, 2021

‘We have a litter problem’: Gov. Wolf unveils statewide litter action plan

Trib Live – Pennsylvanians pride themselves on the beauty the state offers, by way of millions of acres of forest, rolling hills and, this time of […]
November 17, 2021

Keeping PA Beautiful Accepting Art, Essay, Video Entries For Litter Hawk Youth Awards Program

PA Environment Digest Blog – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is now accepting art, essay and video entries in a Litter Hawk Youth Award Program, a recognition program […]
November 10, 2021

Volunteers needed to help ‘Pick Up Pennsylvania’ litter

WTAJ Altoona – HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Officials are encouraging people to volunteer for a statewide campaign of fall litter cleanups that will benefit local streams, […]
November 9, 2021

Beehives bring opportunity for environmental education at Westmoreland Cleanways site

Trib Extra – A handful of workers at Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling keep busy sorting and stacking unwanted items patrons bring in for reprocessing elsewhere into […]
November 5, 2021

Nurturing by nature: Myers Elementary teacher leads first graders in litter cleanup effort

Altoona Mirror -BELLWOOD — A group of first graders, donning gloves and “trash grabbers,” spent a recent Friday afternoon in a wooded area near their school helping […]
November 4, 2021

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful celebrates America Recycles Day

The Shippensburg News Chronical – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful wants to remind Pennsylvanians that the easiest way to lessen our environmental impact is to use what we […]
October 31, 2021

Former plastics industry executive relishes new gig heading Westmoreland Cleanways

Trib Live -Mike Skapura has gone from making items to recycling them. On Sept. 2, he took on the role of executive director of nonprofit Westmoreland […]
October 19, 2021

Schools, teachers invited to participate in Keep Pa. Beautiful campaign

WTAJ CentralPA.com – BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Pennsylvania officials invite teachers to keep their school grounds litter-free through the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Litter Free School […]
October 14, 2021

Keep PA Beautiful: Over 60,000 Volunteers Participated In Spring Pick Up PA Cleanup Program

PA Environment Digest Blog – On October 14, Keep PA Beautiful announced the Spring Pick Up PA Cleanup Program involved  60,505 volunteers who picked up 2.2 […]
October 1, 2021

HOW A DETERMINED CREW OF DUMPBUSTERS CLEARS A TON OF TRASH FROM A PITTSBURGH HILLSIDE

The Allegheny Front – Asia Tansmore loves her East Hills neighborhood in Pittsburgh because it’s quiet, but she doesn’t love the trash. Even amid the wildflowers […]
September 23, 2021

Pick Up Pennsylvania celebrating National Public Lands Day with multiple cleanups

YourErie.com – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is seeking volunteers to participate in Pick Up Pennsylvania as a way to celebrate National Public Lands Day on this Saturday, Sept. […]
September 16, 2021

‘DumpBusters’ Tackle Trash at Vacant Properties

The Tube City Almanac – In just three hours last week, a team of “DumpBusters” removed more than 7,000 pounds of junk and 21 old tires […]