In 2022, participants in the Pick Up PA hosted 4,942 events across the state. With the help of 65, 988 volunteers:
- 1,655,898 Pounds of Materials Recycled
- 3,409,240 Pounds of Trash Disposed
- 7,863 Miles of Roads, Shorelines and Trails Cleaned
- 104,495 Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers Planted
- 45,412 Tires Properly Disposed
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
Are you ready to Fight Dirty? Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has announced that registration is open for the 2023 Pick Up Pennsylvania, a community improvement initiative. Pick Up Pennsylvania is a year-long initiative, however, events scheduled from March 1 through May 31 receive free trash bags, gloves, and safety vests provided by support from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, PennDOT and Keep America Beautiful, as supplies last. Events can include litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, community greening and beautification, special collections and education events. Events must be registered at keeppabeautiful.org to receive free cleanup supplies.
“Most people don’t think small pieces of litter make an impact, but it really does add up. Every Litter Bit Matters when it comes to keeping Pennsylvania beautiful. By working together to pick up a little litter, we can make big improvements in our quality of life. We’re hoping that after the long winter, our residents are ready to get out there and fight dirty in their neighborhoods,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “Making an area more attractive with plants flowers or a fresh coat of paint can also help keep an area litter free. Anyone can participate in Pick Up PA by going to our website.”
Individuals, friends, family and groups large and small can help clean up vacant lots, streets and riverbanks, plant gardens and trees or mulch a local playground. To host an event, join an event near you or to inquire about free supplies and trash disposal, visit keeppabeautiful.org, choose Programs, then Pick Up PA or contact Michelle Dunn, Pick Up Pennsylvania Program Coordinator, at 877-772-3673 ext. 113 or email@example.com.
Current 2023 Pick Up Pennsylvania supporters include: Mahantango Enterprises, Inc. If you are interested in becoming a supporter contact Deb Woolley at firstname.lastname@example.org.