Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s PICK UP PENNSYLVANIA will be held from September 1 through November 30. The fall cleanup, in support of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup – the largest volunteer effort aimed at improving the health of our oceans, engages hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world to remove millions of pounds of plastics and debris from inland areas and waterways.
Last year, 12,610 volunteers removed 488,135 pounds of trash and tires from Pennsylvania’s waterways, coastal regions, parks, sidewalks, streets and neighborhoods, preventing litter and debris from making its way downstream.
During this uncertain time, we can’t gather in large groups, but we can still make a shared and cooperative effort to improve our communities by picking up litter. While this seems like a small effort when faced with such grave challenges, it is something that everybody can do. Individuals, families or small groups can safely support our communities by picking up litter.
Register for Pick Up Pennsylvania 2020 through Keep PA Beautiful: https://www.keeppabeautiful.org/keep-pennsylvania-beautiful-clean-it/international-coastal-cleanup.
Cleanup supplies (trash bags, safety vests, gloves, limited supply of “grabbers”, road signs) are available from Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling for this event, as well as at any time of the year. You do not have to register your cleanup with Keep PA Beautiful to receive supplies from us. We will also help make arrangements with local municipal officials to collect the trash. Any tires, scrap metal, or TVs removed from illegal dumpsites can be brought to our recycling center at no cost; we do ask that you notify us in advance if you have these items to dispose of.