Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s affiliate network held over 60 special collection events across the state during 2013 collecting 30,928 tires, 448.5 tons of electronics, 19.8 tons of scrap metal and 17.9 tons of household hazardous waste at one-day events and permanent drop-off locations.
“I applaud our affiliates for providing this valuable service to their communities. Without special collections, we would be expending far more resources on pulling those materials up the hillside,” states Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful works to increase the availability of convenient, affordable disposal for certain items, such as tires, household hazardous waste, pharmaceuticals, and appliances. Our affiliate chapters often work with local solid waste and recycling offices to identify local disposal needs and implement special collections.Visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Calendar of Events webpage to find a special collection site near you.