Thursday, November 12, 2020

Keep PA Beautiful Provides Recycling Education Grants To Local Affiliates To Celebrate America Recycles Day, Nov. 15

On November 12,
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, with the support of the Richard King Mellon Foundation, provided grants to five local affiliates to increase awareness about proper waste disposal and recycling services available in their counties. 

The grants were awarded a total of $20,000 as part of KPB's celebration of Keep America Beautiful’s  America Recycles Day on November 15.

The grants were awarded to--

-- PA CleanWays of Elk County will create an informational flyer that will be mailed to all county residents to promote the county’s Community Recycling Center. The center provides convenient, affordable access to recycling and is open to all residents three days a week. More information about the Recycling Center can be found on their website. 

-- Keep Erie County Beautiful will create signs for glass recycling bins for a pilot project, developed with support from the local COG and glass recycler, which informs users of drop-off protocol including the types of glass accepted. Click Here for information about recycling in Erie County. 

-- Tri-County CleanWays will design, print and distribute fact sheets and create a video to educate residents of Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties on proper disposal and recycling practices and the negative effects associated with bin contamination. Click Here for more information about recycling in Lawrence and Mercer counties.  Click Here for Butler County recycling information.. 

-- PA CleanWays of Venango County will produce a video to promote and educate county residents about the importance of recycling and what can be recycled in Venango County. Click Here or information about recycling in Venango County. 

-- Westmoreland CleanWays and Recycling will produce a video to promote and educate county residents and businesses about their Community Recycling Center that will include a tour of the center and illustrate the recycling processes in operation.  The center is open to the general public three days a week.  Click Here for more information about the Recycling Center. 

“Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is grateful to the Richard King Mellon Foundation for providing support that will help our affiliates raise awareness about the many recycling services available to residents. The tools our affiliates are creating and distributing will encourage residents and whole communities to recognize the economic, environmental, and social benefits associated with reducing, reusing, repurposing and recycling,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. 

In support of America Recycles Day, all Pennsylvanian’s are encouraged to take the #BeRecycled pledge and promise to actively choose to live a recycled lifestyle by recycling at home, work, school and on the go; buying products made with recycled content; and educating and encouraging friends, family, and neighbors to take the #BeRecycled pledge.

 Visit the American Recycling Day website for more ideas.

Contact your local Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful affiliate for more information about proper disposal in your area. 

To find collection and recycling events near you, visit Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Calendar of Events webpage or contact your local County Recycling Coordinator.

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.

The  2020 Pick Up Pennsylvania Initiative is postponed until September 1 through November 30.  Questions should be directed to Michelle Dunn at 1-877-772-3673 Ext. 113 or send email to:

Keep PA Beautiful helps mobilize over 100,000 volunteers a year to pick up litter, clean up illegal dumping and beautify Pennsylvania.

Related Articles:

-- PA Resources Council: 3 Ways To Celebrate America Recycles Day Nov. 15 

-- PA Resources Council Reports Success For 2020 Recycling Programs On Eve Of America Recycles Day Nov. 15

-- Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority Honors 38 Businesses, Schools, Organizations As Green Partners

-- Keep PA Beautiful: Still Time To Participate In Pick Up Pennsylvania! 

-- DEP Issues $266,987 Penalty Against Luzerne County Man For Violations At Waste Tire Site 

[Posted: November 12, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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