Legacy Award

In 2008, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful developed the Legacy Award to recognize individuals who have made significant and tangible contributions to the organization’s mission.

2021 Recipient: Ellen Keefe, Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling

For the past 20 years, Ellen Keefe has given back to the Westmoreland County community by offering programs to residents, businesses and municipalities that address the proper disposal of solid waste through recycling, special collections, education and the cleanup of illegal dumpsites and littered areas.

Ellen oversaw the expansion of Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling to a new, larger permanent drop-off facility and increased the types of materials collected, filling a vital need in the community and strengthening the mission of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.