Last year from March through May, 60,505 people participated in Pick Up Pennsylvania. Over 2.2 million pounds of trash was picked up and 102,155 trees, flowers and other greens were planted. Let’s keep the momentum going this year by picking up PA!
Visit the Pick Up PA website for details, to register an event, or to find an event to volunteer with.
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’ s Press Release
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has announced that registration is open for the 2022 Pick Up Pennsylvania, a community improvement initiative. Register a community improvement event from March 1 through May 31 and receive free trash bags, gloves, and safety vests. Events can include litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, community greening and beautification, special collections and education events and must be registered to receive free cleanup supplies.
“Cleaning up your neighborhood is one of the best investments you can make. Whether you have vacant lots plagued with debris, natural areas that experience illegal dumping or litter scattered and blown from other sources, any neighborhood can be lifted up by the positive action. We invite all Pennsylvanians – individuals, friends, family and organized groups to join us this spring to clean up vacant lots, streets and riverbanks, plant gardens and trees or mulch a local playground. Join us for Pick Up Pennsylvania and make a difference in your neighborhood,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.
Litter negatively impacts the environment, waterways, property taxes, home values, tourism, businesses and the safety of neighborhoods. Cleaning up litter and making small improvements to our shared community spaces, like planting a tree or flowers or painting a community structure helps create safer, healthier and more livable neighborhoods.
Current 2022 Pick Up Pennsylvania supporters include: The GIANT Company, GreenPrint, Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, Coca-Cola, Mahantango Enterprises,Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., Vistra Energy, Giant Eagle and Republic Services.