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Illegal dumping on the rise during pandemic

The Bradford Era – As an unintended consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, state parks, state forests, game lands and communities are seeing an increase in littering, including personal protective equipment such as gloves, wipes, and masks as well as an increase of larger items being dumped. If

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More visitors means more trash, waste at area parks

The Times Tribune – SCRANTON — Lauren Holleran has regularly taken her dogs to the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Scranton over the past three years. But in the past few weeks, the 55-year-old Green Ridge resident has noticed more than blossoming flowers and budding trees. She

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Please take pride: Pandemic is no reason to litter

The Express -We all see it … cans, bottles, empty fast-food bags littering the roads and roadside thanks to lazy, stupid people who care more about themselves than the natural environment we all share. And it happens even amid a pandemic where people are suffering … and

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At Home With: Dani Kramer

Pittsburgh City Paper – Everybody is dealing with the COVID-19 quarantines and restrictions in different ways. While there’s no single right way to cope — social distancing and staying TF home aside — connecting with friends, family, and neighbors is a good place to start. You can

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Penn Hills Anti-Litter Group holds solo cleanups

Penn Hills Progress – The Penn Hills Anti-Litter Group was coming off a successful 2019, having picked up nearly 260 bags of trash during five group pickups as well as having won awards for Most Team Spirit from the Pittsburgh Garbage Olympics and second place Best Float

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As coronavirus outbreak continues, litter piles up

Fox 56 – WILKES-BARRE (WOLF) — The Citizens Litter crew cleans up heavily littered areas around the city every weekend, but because of the stay at home order, all they can do is watch it pile up. “These neighborhoods, they are confronted with this garbage and it’s a

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As coronavirus outbreak continues, litter piles up

Fox 56 – WILKES-BARRE (WOLF) — The Citizens Litter crew cleans up heavily littered areas around the city every weekend, but because of the stay at home order, all they can do is watch it pile up. “These neighborhoods, they are confronted with this garbage and it’s a

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State litter program on hiatus

The Times-Tribune – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful recently suspended its annual statewide Pick Up Pennsylvania initiative, which supports more than 5,000 cleanups each spring from March 1 through May 31, until social distancing restrictions are lifted. While the program is on hold, residents are asked to keep their

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