Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Keep PA Beautiful: 171,576 Volunteers Removed Over 5.5 Million Pounds Of Trash In 2016

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, its local affiliates and partners held community improvement events in 2016 resulting in engaging over 171,000 volunteers to pick up and properly dispose of over 5.5 million pounds of trash, 1.6 million pounds of electronics waste and over 42,000 tires.
In total during 2016, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful helped involve 171,576 volunteers; remove 5,536,480 pounds of trash from Pennsylvania’s landscape; collect, recycled and properly handled 1,692,490 pounds of electronics; disposed of 42,464 tires; and had $584,846 of in-kind donations.
The diverse projects included illegal dump and river cleanups, litter pickups, recycling and special collections, tree and flower plantings, murals and painting of community structures, rain garden and outdoor classroom construction and educational events just to name a few.
“Since our inception in 1990, over 126 million pounds of trash has been removed from our landscape and over 4 million pounds of electronics have been recycled!” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.  “Countless communities have been improved because of the dedicated service of volunteers who participate in our programs, such as the Great American Cleanup of PA, International Coastal Cleanup and our adoption program for local roads and areas.”
The mission of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is empowering Pennsylvanians to keep our communities clean and beautiful.
The organization has committed county or municipal based affiliates serving 37 counties across the state that work closely with program partners, local governments, like-minded organizations and volunteers to coordinate initiatives in their three program areas of Prevent It, Clean It and Keep It.
Click Here to find an affiliate near you.   Click Here to find an event near you.
2017 Great American Cleanup Of PA
To participate in the 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA that runs from March 1 through May 31 visit the website or contact Michelle Dunn, Great American Cleanup of PA Program Coordinator, at 1-877-772-3673 ext. 113 or send email to: mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org.  
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website.  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 new Electronics Waste website.

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