Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Friday announced registration is now open for groups interested in participating in the 2014 Great American Cleanup of PA which this year will begin on March 1 and end on May 31.
This annual event is held in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup and in partnership with support from the Department of Environmental Protection, PennDOT, PA Waste Industries Association and the PA Food Merchants Association.
Additional sponsors include Waste Management, Republic Services, Steel Recycling Institute and the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority.
Groups registered for the Great American Cleanup of PA will can get free trash bags, gloves, and safety vests from PennDOT district offices. Events consist of litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections, and educational events.
As part of this event, the Department of Environmental Protection and PA Waste Industries Association are sponsoring Let’s Pick It Up PA – Everyday. During the Pick It Up PA Days, registered event coordinators will be able to take the trash collected during their cleanup to participating landfills for free disposal.
The Let’s Pick It Up PA – Everyday event will begin on April 12th and end on May 5th. The focus day will be April 26th.
All 67 counties in Pennsylvania were represented in the 2013 Great American Cleanup of PA. There were 4,928 events with 137,429 volunteers. Volunteers collected 309,672 bags of trash or 6,193,439 pounds.
They cleaned 13,954 miles of roads, railroad tracks, trails, waterways, and shorelines, and 4,252 acres of parks and/or wetlands. Additionally, volunteers planted 5,933 trees, bulbs and plants in an effort to keep Pennsylvania beautiful.
Since the inception of this event in 2004, over 74 million pounds of litter and waste have been removed from Pennsylvania’s landscape, and over 100,000 trees, bulbs and flowers have been planted.To register your event, find an event near you, or to find additional resources, visit the the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup of PA website. Any additional questions can be answered by Michelle Dunn, Great American Cleanup of PA Program Coordinator, at 1-877-772-3673 ext. 113 or send email to: email@example.com.