PA Environment Digest Blog – On March 13, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced it is suspending its annual litter cleanup program– Pick Up Pennsylvania— through the end of April due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
The Pick Up Pennsylvania program will be rescheduled for May and June. If you have a registered event, please consider rescheduling.
More details concerning free cleanup supplies of bags, gloves and safety vests and free or reduced cost landfill space will be communicated as they become available.
Pick Up Pennsylvania is coordinated by Keep PA Beautiful and its partners the departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation and the PA Waste Industries Association.
During the 2019 cleanup event, 92,342 volunteers were instrumental in cleaning up over 6 million pounds of trash during 5,356 events held across the state. Groups, individuals and local governments participate in the annual initiative as a way to rally volunteers, reduce cleanup costs and be connected to a larger movement.
For updates, visit Keep PA Beautiful’s Facebook page and the Pick Up Pennsylvania webpage. Questions should be directed to Michelle Dunn, Pick Up Pennsylvania Program Coordinator, at 877-772-3673 ext. 113 or send an email to: email@example.com.
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website. Click Here to become a member. Click Here to sign up for regular updates from KPB, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, Discover them on Pinterest and visit their YouTube Channel.
Also visit the Illegal Dump Free PA website for more ideas on how to clean up communities and keep them clean and KPB’s Electronics Waste website.