(May 13, 2021) Residents who register with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Pick Up Pennsylvania program before May 31 will receive free bags, golves and safety vests to help with their community improvement event. Supplies are provided through support from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and PennDOT. Pick Up Pennsylvania engages over 130,000 volunteers annually in litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections, and educational events.
A variety of events are still being planned for the month of May.
- May 15, Tire and Appliance Collection, Stonycreek Township, Cambria County – contact Keep Cambria County Beautiful at 814-472-2120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- May 15, Pleasant Valley Road Cleanup, Decatur Township, Mifflin County – contact PA CleanWays of Mifflin County at (717) 899-6701 or email@example.com.
- May 22, The Perennial Project, Brownsville Community Cleanup/Flower Planting, Brownsville Borough, Fayette County – contact Joseph Barantovich at 305-608-8230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- May 22, Richland Township Road Clean-Up Day, Quakertown, Bucks County – contact Tim Arnold at (215) 536-4733 or email@example.com.
“Picking up litter, planting a tree or painting a park bench are simple, easy activities that most people can do and the results are immediate. We are so grateful to our volunteers and sponsors who help make our Pick Up Pennsylvania, the state’s premier community improvement initiative, possible,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “
Anyone participating in Pick Up Pennsylvania can earn cash prizes for their nonprofit or charity of choice by entering the Pick Up Pennsylvania Video Contest. Send Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful a video, 60-second s or less, of your event illustrating how you keep Pennsylvania beautiful. Your event must be registered with Pick Up Pennsylvania to participate. For details go to gacofpa.org and choose Video Contest.
Current 2021 Pick Up Pennsylvania supporters include: Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania funded by the NiSource Charitable Foundation, The Giant Company, Coca-Cola, Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, Wawa, Giant Eagle, Luminent – Fayette Energy Facility, Mahantango Enterprises, Inc., Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association, Republic Services and Wegmans.
About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s vision is a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania. Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has worked with hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the state to pick up nearly 148 million pounds of trash from Pennsylvania’s roadways, waterways, greenways, vacant lots, forestlands and other community spaces. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s core programming focuses on litter and illegal dump prevention, cleanup, community greening, and proper waste handling and sustainable practices. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful works with many partnering organizations on the state and grassroots level to accomplish our goal of a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org.