Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Keep PA Beautiful, Elk County Host Municipal Waste, Recycling & Enforcement Forum May 31

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and the Elk County Solid Waste Authority are hosting a forum on May 31 for regional, state and local officials to share ideas concerning the management of waste and recycling and enforcement of illegal dumping and littering in Pennsylvania.
Those who should attend include municipal and county officials, recycling coordinators, enforcement partners and interested community stakeholders that are working to address proper management of waste and recycling in their communities.
The day’s agenda will include: a municipal waste and recycling regulatory overview and municipal programs and their impact; a panel discussion focusing on enforcement of illegal dumping and littering on public lands; KPB enforcement support tools and resources available to local communities; and the role convenience centers play in ensuring universal access to convenient and affordable trash disposal and recycling for everything from electronics to household trash.
“We are thrilled that Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has offered to make this event possible, and we are encouraging anyone who has the shared goals of making our communities beautiful places to live, work and visit to attend,” said Bekki Titchner, Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator.
“Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful supports universal access to convenient and affordable trash disposal and recycling as a critical component of any plan to prevent litter and illegal dumping. This forum is about building lasting partnerships across several agencies and organizations and sharing resources, knowledge and expertise to help solve waste management and dumping issues with greater ease and efficiency,” explained Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.  “Elk County Recycling already provides their residents with multiple drop-off locations for a variety of materials including tires and appliances. We want to look at what works and build on that.”
The Forum will be held at the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Hall, 381 Main Street, Kersey, Elk County from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by May 23 to Barb Smerkar by sending email to: bsmerkar@keeppabeautiful.org or by calling 724-836-4121.
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website. Click Here to become a member.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from KPB, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, Discover them on Pinterest and visit their YouTube Channel.
Also visit the Illegal Dump Free PA website for more ideas on how to clean up communities and keep them clean and KPB’s Electronics Waste website.
Sign up now for the 2018 Great American Cleanup of PA and set up your own cleanup and beautification event through May 31.
(Photo: Illegal dumping caught by a surveillance camera loaned out by Keep PA Beautiful.)

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