What is Pick Up Pennsylvania?
Pick Up Pennsylvania’s participation in the national Great American Cleanup is sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. Registered events can get free cleanup supplies such as bags, gloves, and vests donated by PennDOTPennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection  and Keep America Beautiful. The Great American Cleanup goes from March 1st to May 31st every year.

What is Free or Reduced Cost Disposal?
Free or Reduced Cost Disposal is a one month long event that is a part of Pick Up Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, and participating landfills, registered events will be able to get reduced or free disposal for their cleanups. The Free or Reduced Cost Disposal goes from April 1st to April 30th, 2020. Once you register your event you will have access to the list of participating landfills.

Who can take part in community cleanups?
Local government leaders, business and trade organizations, community groups and ordinary citizens may take part in community cleanups.

How do I find an event near me?
To find an event near you, visit our Find An Event page and select the county where you would like to participate.

How do I register my group to conduct an event in my community?
To register your group, visit our Register Event page, fill out the form, and click the submit button.

Where can I find information on organizing and promoting my cleanup?
Information on organizing a cleanup can be found on the Promotional Tool Kit sidebar on our Organize an Event page.
Information on promoting your cleanup event can be found on our Promotional Toolkit.

Where can I find information on cleanup safety?
Cleanup safety information is available on the Organize an Event page. PennDOT also has a video that documents how to do a cleanup safely called Beautify PA Safely.  To obtain a copy of the video, contact Carl Wesneski, Manager of Highway Beautification Programs,  at 717-705-1552.

Where do I report the results of my cleanup?
Report your results directly on the Pick Up Pennsylvania website. Just click on Report Your Results. Information on the success of your event is very important and helpful to both Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and the national Keep America Beautiful, Inc. so please take a moment to report your results!

Who do I contact if I can’t find someone to haul the trash my group collects?
Contact your local County Recycling Coordinator.

Where can I dispose of tires, appliances, batteries and other problem items?
Contact your local County Recycling Coordinator.

For the most up-to-date list of electronic recycling resources, visit the PA DEP Electronics Collection Program Website. You can also call the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Recycling Hotline at 1–800-346‑4242.

Where can I take tires collected during the cleanup event?
The PA DEP website has a list of all permitted tire recyclers and processors. Click here for this list.