Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful works with people who want to clean and beautify their communities by offering cleanup resources such as educational literature, cleanup safety videos, illegal dump surveys, and technical assistance. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has documented that illegally dumped trash can cost up to $1,000 per ton to clean up. However, we are experts in building partnerships that off set these expenses, even for large and difficult sites. These partnerships provide many necessary resources- such as heavy equipment, trash hauling, and people power- though in-kind donations. The comprehensive approach includes local involvement and support at every stage of a cleanup. We also emphasize the crucial next steps that help ensure that cleaned areas stay clean. Our approach has been recognized with a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. It has been used successfully by thousands of Pennsylvania residents to remove illegal dumps from their communities.