Press Releases

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Invites Municipalities to Partner in their Road/Area Adoption Program to Help Reduce Litter and Cleanup Costs

(January 14, 2021) While littering and illegal dumping are often discussed as social or environmental problems, rarely do we think about their economic impact. Over five years, 2014 through 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) spent over $65 million removing litter from within highway rights-of-way. The

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Darby Creek Valley Association Cleans Up Darby Creek Watershed with Help from DEP’s Coastal Resources Management Program, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and Surrounding Community

(December 8, 2020) Darby Creek Valley Association (DCVA), with the help of Darby Borough, the Philadelphia Water Department and the DCVA’s strong base of local volunteers teamed up to tackle a long standing illegal dump located along Cobbs Creek’s western bank. The trash, presumably put there by

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Is there Litter in Your Neighborhood?

(October 20, 2020) Litter affects the health and safety of humans and wildlife, is visually unappealing and sends a message that no one cares. Once it reaches our waterways, it transports chemical pollutants, threatens aquatic life, and interferes with river, marine and coastal environments. Litter also carries

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