Monday, April 2, 2018

Keep PA Beautiful Convenient, Affordable Trash Disposal & Recycling Article Featured In April PA Boroughs News

An article by Keep PA Beautiful President Shannon Reiter on Convenient, Affordable Trash Disposal and Recycling is featured in the April PA Boroughs Association news magazine.
Reiter points out while it will be 30 years this year since the passage of the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act, many Pennsylvania residents still do not have access to regular trash disposal services.
She said the time is now to take a comprehensive approach to addressing the state’s waste and recycling needs and establish a network of convenience centers to ensure universal access to waste and recycling services.
Between 2005 and 2013 Keep PA Beautiful identified 6,200 illegal dumpsites in the state that are costly for local governments to cleanup.  The average cleanup cost for one of these dumps is about $2,947 per site.
Reiter says reimagined convenience center drop off sites with per bag fees for trash disposal and other waste would be particularly beneficial to communities in rural Pennsylvania where curbside pickup of waste and recyclables is not viable.
“Ensuring universal access to convenient and affordable trash disposal and recycling in Pennsylvania will help meet the primary objective of Act 101, addressing improper municipal waste practices that create public health hazards, environmental pollution, and economic loss and cause irreparable harm to the public health, safety and welfare,” Reiter said.
Click Here to read a copy of the complete article.
For more information on the programs, initiatives and upcoming events affecting boroughs, visit the PA Boroughs Association website.  The 107th Annual Conference of the Association will be held June 10-13 in Hershey.
Visit DEP’s Recycling In Pennsylvania webpage for more information on recycling programs across the state.
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 from March 1 to May 31.
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