Pick Up PA

Everyone wants to live, work, and play in a clean and green community . . . and it’s up to everyone to make it possible and improve the overall quality of life for us all.

Please join us by registering an event for Pick Up Pennsylvania:

  • March 1st through May 31st.  Our spring event in support of The Great America Cleanup is eligible for FREE work gloves, safety vests, and trash bags as supplies last.  Donated landfill space for trash collected during the cleanup is also available for free or reduced cost between April 1st through April 30th.
  • June 1st through August 31st.  Events can be registered in the summer but are not eligible for free supplies at this time.  Please also be aware of the additional safety concerns for summer events in PA like ticks, snakes, vegetation, and poison ivy.
  • September 1st through November 30th.   Our fall event in support of The International Coastal Cleanup is eligible for FREE work gloves, safety vests, and trash bags as supplies last.  There is no donated landfill space for the fall event.
  • December 1st through February 28th.  Events can be registered in the winter but are not eligible for free supplies at this time.  Please also be aware of the additional safety concerns for winter events in PA.

All program registrations will receive an e-mail with detailed instructions for supplies and resources, safety information, and a link to report on each event

Safety reminders:

When reporting your results, don’t forget to upload a few pictures of your event, so we can share them on our Facebook page or our Flickr page.


See the 2020 Fall Pick Up Pennsylvania Final Summary.


Since all 2020 Spring events were canceled due to Covid, here are the stats from the 2019 Pick Up Pennsylvania:

  • 5,356 Events
  • 92,342 Invaluable Volunteers
  • 1,213,148 Pounds of Materials Recycled
  • 6,036,620 Pounds of Trash Disposed
  • 7,345 Miles of Roads, Shorelines and Trails Cleaned
  • 8,580 Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers Planted
  • 19,082 Tires Properly Disposed

See the 2019 Pick Up Pennsylvania Final Report
Also, see how your county performed in 2019! Click here for a breakdown of stats by county.

Each year during Pick Up Pennsylvania registered events can get free cleanup supplies such as bags, gloves and vests donated by PennDOT, the Department of Environmental Protection, and Keep America Beautiful.

Community and civic associations, schools and youth groups, families and friends, business employees, hunting and fishing clubs, conservation organizations, sports teams, and others can organize their members and participate in Pick Up Pennsylvania.

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