Press Releases

Registration Open for Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s 15th Annual Great American Cleanup of PA

(January 17, 2019) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has announced that registration for the 2019 Great American Cleanup of PA is open. This annual event begins on March 1st and ends on May 31st. During this period, registered events can get free trash bags, gloves, and safety vests

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Reports 523,855 Pounds of Trash and Tires Removed During the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup of PA

(January 10, 2019) – During the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup, held from September through October, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful worked with local groups and organizations to mobilize 13,297 volunteers who coordinated 577 events across Pennsylvania. Organized groups, civic organizations, family and friends canvassed their communities to remove 523,855

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Trash bag dumper fined in the City of Reading

(December 20, 2018) – Wilfredo Soto Torres (age 56) was cited by City of Reading Police Officer Devin Hasenauer for illegally dumping a large number of black plastic bags on 9/24/18.  Soto Torres was found guilty by Magisterial District Judge Kyley L Scott of depositing waste on

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Tri-County CleanWays Celebrates 25 Years of Keeping Pennsylvania Beautiful

(December 18, 2018) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful congratulates local affiliate, Tri-County CleanWays for 25 years of keeping Pennsylvania Beautiful. The milestone was recently celebrated with many volunteers who have dedicated much of their free time to cleaning up illegal dumpsites and coordinating and working special collection events,

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Two Men Cited on Crackdown of Illegal Dumping in the City of Arnold

(December 14, 2018) – Mitchell C Swann (age 53) and Harold J Lee (age 52) were both cited by City of Arnold code officer Scott Ponteri for illegal dumping.  Swann was found guilty of scattering rubbish for dumping debris from a contractor job into an abandoned lot

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Community Improvement Projects Completed with the help of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Fresh Paint Days Program Grants

(November 28, 2018) – This fall, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, in partnership with The Home Depot and Behr, awarded eight community groups with paint and painting supplies enabling them to renew a community structure in need. This year’s program engaged local volunteers in painting projects that included an

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Applications Open for Keep America Beautiful/Coca Cola Public Recycling Grant Program

(November 20, 2018) – Applications for the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/Coca Cola Public Recycling Grant Program are being accepted through December 30.  Eligible recipients include Keep America Beautiful affiliates, government and public agencies, nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, religious organizations, colleges & universities, K-12 schools and other community

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Invites You to Take the America Recycles Day Pledge to Recycle Right

(November 14, 2018) –America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful initiative, which takes place annually on and around November 15, recognizes the economic, environmental and social benefits of recycling, while providing an educational platform that helps raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling –

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful: 108,638 Volunteers Organize Over 5,000 Events as Part of 2018 Great American Cleanup of PA

(November 2, 2018) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has announced the results of the 2018 Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Great American Cleanup of PA that runs annually from March 1 through May 31. The event engaged 108,638 invaluable volunteers in 5,362 events across the state that focused on community greening,

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Asks: How will you Celebrate America Recycles Day?

(October 25, 2018) –America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful initiative, which takes place annually on and around Nov. 15, recognizes the benefits of recycling while providing an educational platform that helps raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling – every day – throughout

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