Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Wednesday announced Wawa as their newest sponsor of the 2015 Great American Cleanup of PA, their annual signature event.
“At Wawa, we are committed to continuously improving how we are working to protect our environment” said Richard Wood, Director of Sustainability and Government Relations. “We believe our partnership with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will build on this commitment and further our efforts to be good stewards and improve our communities.”
“Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and Wawa share the goal of promoting a sustainable environment and livable communities. The Great American Cleanup empowers citizens to do that locally. We are excited to count Wawa as a Great American Cleanup of PA supporter,” said Shannon Reiter, President Keep PA Beautiful.
Wawa joins other 2015 event supporters: the Department of Environmental Protection, PennDOT, PA Waste Industries Association, the PA Food Merchants Association, Weis Markets, Inc., Waste Management, Republic Services, Steel Recycling Institute, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Giant Eagle Inc., Giant Food Stores, Inc., and Wegmans Food Markets.
The 2015 Great American Cleanup of PA runs from March 1st to May 31st. During this period, registered events can get trash bags, gloves, and safety vests from PennDOT district offices, as supplies last. Events can be litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections, and educational events.
As part of this event, the Department of Environmental Protection and the PA Waste Industries Association will sponsor Let’s Pick It Up PA – Everyday from April 11th- May 4th. During the Pick It Up PA Days, registered events will be able to take the trash collected during their cleanup to participating landfills for reduced or free disposal.
Since the inception of this event in 2004, more than 1,565,967 volunteers removed 80,575,227 pounds of litter from the Pennsylvania landscape and planted 136,321 trees, bulbs, and flowers.
Registration for the Great American Cleanup of PA begins in mid-January.For more information, visit Keep PA Beautiful's Great American Cleanup of PA webpage or contact Michelle Dunn, Great American Cleanup of PA Program Coordinator, at 1-877-772-3673 ext. 113 or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.