Sheetz Named Sponsor of 2015 Great American Cleanup of PA

 (January 20, 2015) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful today announced Sheetz as their newest sponsor of the 2015 Great American Cleanup of PA, their annual signature event.

 “Sheetz is thrilled to partner with Keep PA Beautiful,” said Ryan Sheetz, Director of Brand Strategy. “Being connected in the communities in which we operate is an important part of the Sheetz DNA.  We encourage our local team members to get out in their local areas and not only be ambassadors for Sheetz, but good members of the community. We believe that what we do now for the state of Pennsylvania is important and will impact future generations.”

 “Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and Sheetz, Inc. share the goal of creating healthier communities by collaboration.” stated Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “We are passionate about the positive benefits that working together will provide our communities and the Great American Cleanup empowers citizens to collaborate at a local level. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is honored and grateful for the support of Sheetz,” stated Shannon Reiter, President Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.

Sheetz joins other 2015 event supporters: the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, PennDOT, Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association, Weis Markets, Inc., Waste Management, Republic Services, Steel Recycling Institute, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Giant Eagle Inc., Giant Food Stores, Inc., Wawa, Wegmans Food Markets and Wakefern Food Corporation supporting ShopRite, Fresh Grocer and PriceRite.

The 2015 Great American Cleanup of PA runs from March 1st to May 31st. During this period, registered events can get trash bags, gloves, and safety vests from PennDOT district offices, as supplies last. Events can be litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections, and educational events. As part of this event, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association will sponsor Let’s Pick It Up PA – Everyday from April 11th- May 4th.  During the Pick It Up PA Days, registered events will be able to take the trash collected during their cleanup to participating landfills for reduced or free disposal.

Since the inception of this event in 2004, more than 1,565,967 volunteers removed 80,575,227 pounds of litter from the Pennsylvania landscape and planted 136,321 trees, bulbs, and flowers.

More information on Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup of PA can be found at www.gacofpa.org. Any additional questions can be answered by Michelle Dunn, Great American Cleanup of PA Program Coordinator, at 1-877-772-3673 ext. 113 or mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org. 

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 111 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests, and waterways. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org.  

About Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz Convenience Stores strives to give customers what they want, how they want and when they want it.  They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offer fresh food such as Made To Order (MTO®) subs, sandwiches, burgers, premium salads, appetizers and breakfast sandwiches and more. They also feature MTGo!® ready to eat foods and Shweetz® Bakery lines donuts and muffins, along with Sheetz Bros. Coffeez®, a full-service espresso and smoothie bar where customers can order hand-made specialty coffee drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and mochas – hot, frozen or iced. For more information, follow us on twitter @sheetz, on facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and on instagram (instagram.com/Sheetz).