Keep PA Beautiful Recommends Comprehensive Strategy For Reducing Litter, Illegal Dumping

PA Environment Digest Blog -On April 17, Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, appeared before a joint meeting of the House Tourism and Recreational Development and Transportation Committees for an informational meeting on anti-litter initiatives and their impact on tourism. Some key findings and recommendations outlined in her testimony were–
KPB identified over 6,000 illegal dumping sites in the state which cost an average of $614/ton to cleanup;
— KPB recommends establishing universal access to convenient and affordable trash disposal and recycling services to address this issue;
— In 2018, volunteers in Pennsylvania picked up 7.2 million pounds of trash from along roadways, trails and streams through the Great American Cleanup of PA.