Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Affiliates Hold Special Collections

(September 10, 2015) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful local affiliates of Keep Cambria County Beautiful, Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful, Keep Juniata County Beautiful, PA CleanWays of Mifflin County, Keep Perry County Beautiful and Tri-County CleanWays are gearing up to hold their annual special collection events. The collections are sponsored in part by the Department of Environmental Protection’s HHW/Small Business Hazardous Waste Collection Program and provide a convenient, low cost opportunity to the community to properly dispose of appliances, tires, electronics and more.

“We are grateful to the Department of Environmental Protection for helping to offset costs of collections through the HHW/Small Business Hazardous Waste Collection Program grants.  The tires, appliances and other items that are collected at these events won’t end up over the hill where they would be difficult and costly to remove.  These collections ensure proper disposal,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.  “I really commend our affiliates for providing this yearly service. It allows residents to plan for proper disposal.”

This year also marks the tenth Tire War between Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful, Keep Juniata County Beautiful, PA CleanWays of Mifflin County, and Keep Perry County Beautiful. These four affiliates engage in an annual friendly rivalry to compete for the most tires collected at their perspective collections. The winner receives a hand-made “Gold Rim” award.

Collection dates, times and locations are as follows:
Perry County, September 12 from 8AM – 12PM at the Loysville Community Center
Huntingdon County, September 19 from 8AM – 12PM at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds

Juniata County, September 19 from 8AM – 12PM at the Walker Township Park
Mifflin County, September 19 from 8AM – 12PM at the Borough of Lewistown Refuse Yard

Cambria County, September 19 from 8AM – 1PM at Summerhill Township Municipal Building
Cambria County, September 26 from 8AM – 1PM at the Tunnelhill Borough Municipal Building

Tri-County CleanWays, September 26 from 10AM – 1PM at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds
Tri-County CleanWays, October 3 from 10AM – 1PM at the Jefferson Township Fairgrounds 

Check the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Calendar of Events page often, as events will be posted as they are scheduled https://www.keeppabeautiful.org/CalendarOfEvents.aspx or contact your local County affiliate for more information by going to www.keeppabeautiful.org and clicking on Get Involved/Find An Affiliate.

About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and beautiful.  Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its volunteers have removed over 113 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests, and waterways.  To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org.