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Study: Reading spends $1M+ annually on litter cleanup

WFMZ – HARRISBURG, Pa. – Putting trash in its proper place could help Reading boost its bottom line. A study commissioned by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful found that nine of Pennsylvania’s cities spend more than $68 million each year on efforts to address littering and illegal trash dumping. Reading’s annual

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Study: Pa. roads average 1,030 litter items per mile

Trib Live – Pennsylvania state agencies are declaring war on litter. On Wednesday, the agencies released the results of the first statewide study on litter — the cost of cleaning it up, public attitudes toward litter — and announced the formation of a working group to shift Pennsylvania’s strategy from cleanup to

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PA, fed up with litter, organizes for new attack

Bay Journal – Just how big is Pennsylvania’s littering problem? Cigarette butts are the most common form of litter along Pennsylvania roadways and street curbs. The filters are made of plastic and may not decompose for a decade or more. (Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful) At any given time,

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Recognizes Williamsburg Volunteer

Morrisons Cove Herald – Photo provided by Greg Wiliams Each year, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, a statewide nonprofit whose vision is a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania, provides an opportunity for their affiliates to recognize the outstanding efforts of local volunteers for their dedication, commitment and exceptional contributions to

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RTS for Jan. 22 – Cleanup PA

Bradford Era – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful affiliates, which are county and municipal based, collected a combined total of over 2,168,530 pounds of electronics, 21,018 tires, 6,011 appliances and 61,122 pounds of household hazardous waste from local residents in 2019, emphasizing the continued need for disposal options for

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