(April 17, 2019) – In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful encourages residents to join the 2019 Great American Cleanup of PA today at www.gacofpa.org. Events registered through May 31 receive free trash bags, gloves, and safety vests from PennDOT district offices, as supplies last. The Great American Cleanup of PA engages over 150,000 volunteers annually in litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections, and educational events. To help with the cost of trash disposal, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association are sponsoring Pick It Up PA Days from April 13 through May 6. During this time, trash collected at registered events can be taken to participating landfills and receive free or reduced cost disposal with prior approval.