Press Releases

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Engages nearly 129,632 Volunteers to Remove Over 7.2 Million Pounds of Trash in 2018

(March 13, 2019) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its local affiliates and partners held community improvement events in 2018 resulting in over 7.2 million pounds of trash, 2.3 million pounds of electronics waste and 43,352 tires recycled or properly disposed. The events engaged 129,632 volunteers.The mission of

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Kicks Off 15th Annual Great American Cleanup of PA Community Groups Large and Small Lead the Way

(March 8, 2019) – The Great American Cleanup of PA is officially underway. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, a statewide nonprofit that provides resources to neighborhoods for community improvement projects, is encouraging anyone who is planning a local event, large or small, to register with the Great American Cleanup

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Provides Program to Keep Local Roads and Areas Litter Free

(February 21, 2019) – Although we have not seen many signs of spring, you probably have caught glimpses of the trash lining our roads, neighborhoods and waterways. It’s never too early to start planning a sprig cleanup of the places you care about. The Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Mini-Grants Improved Watersheds throughout Pennsylvania with funding from Keep America Beautiful and Anheuser-Busch

(February 5, 2019) – With a grant awarded to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful from Keep America Beautiful and Anheuser Busch, the nonprofit offered twenty mini-grants of up to $500 each to groups throughout Pennsylvania for volunteer initiatives ranging from river cleanups to invasive species removal, all designed to

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Affiliates Properly Dispose Over Two Million Pounds of Electronics and 17,000 Tires by Hosting Special Collections in 2018

(January 30, 2019) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s (KPB) affiliate network offers annual special collections to seek to eliminate illegal dumping and littering of tires and other hard to dispose items in local communities across Pennsylvania.  KPB affiliates, which are county and municipal based, collected a combined total

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Recognizes Outstanding 2018 Volunteers

(January 22, 2019) – Each year, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, a statewide nonprofit whose vision is a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania, provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding efforts of local volunteers for their dedication, commitment and exceptional contributions to keeping Pennsylvania beautiful. Read Entire Press Release

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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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