Press Releases

Pennsylvania Teachers Invited to Participate in Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Litter Free School Zone Program

(March 31, 2021) Schools can keep their school grounds litter free with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Litter Free School Zone. The program encourages hands-on activities to teach environmental stewardship and responsibility and can be incorporated into Earth Day celebrations and lesson plans. The Litter Free School Zone advocates

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Reaches Milestone – Collects 1 Million Tires through Cleanups and Special Collections

(February 17, 2021) Since its inception in 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its affiliates and partners have properly disposed of over one-million scrap tires. The tires were collected from Pennsylvania’s roads, waterways, parks, trails and remote areas during locally coordinated cleanups or collected at one-day recycling events

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Affiliates Recycle Over 1 Million Pounds of Electronics and 11,000 Tires by Hosting Special Collections in 2020

(February 11, 2021) In early 2020, many municipal trash haulers suspended recycling programs and large or bulky item pick-up citing worker safety and other limitations due to novel coronavirus (Covid 19). Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful affiliates and its partners also postponed spring and summer special collections to ensure

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Recognizes Outstanding 2020 Volunteers

(January 26, 2021) 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 whose dedication, commitment and exceptional contributions helped keep local programs alive during the unprecedented

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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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