Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Keep PA Beautiful Local Affiliates Make Nov. 15 America Recycles Day Every Day Thru Permanent Drop-Off Sites In Your Community

On November 14,
America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is held on and around November 15 to educate and encourage individuals to be more mindful of what they consume, where and how to properly recycle and to pledge to recycle more and recycle right in their everyday lives.  

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, whose mission is to empower Pennsylvanians to keep our communities clean and beautiful, has 27 county and city affiliates servicing 36 areas. 

In addition to hosting one day special collections of hard to recycle items, such as tires and appliances, many affiliates operate permanent drop off locations, making it convenient to recycle right every day. 

Keep Allentown Beautiful, Keep Centre County Beautiful, Keep Cumberland County Beautiful, Keep Dauphin County Beautiful, PA CleanWays of Elk County, Keep Fayette County Green, Keep Lancaster County Beautiful, PA CleanWays of Venango County and Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling operate permanent drop-off recycling centers where residents can drop various recyclables at their convenience. 

Visit KPB Local Affiliate webpage to find an affiliate near you. Visit affiliate websites for materials accepted, locations and hours of operation. 

“These convenient, low-cost options for disposing of tires, electronics, batteries, scrap metal, glass and other recyclables are crucial to making certain that these items end up where they should and not over the hillside or in our landfills. I want to thank our affiliates for providing this valuable service to their communities and the residents for being responsible and making sure their items are disposed of properly every day,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.  “We’re shining a light on permanent recycling drop off locations for America Recycles Day to emphasize that recycling responsibly means recycling every day.” 

In support of America Recycles Day, all Pennsylvanian’s are encouraged to take the Recycling Reality Check Quiz at 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 recycle. 

Contact a Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful affiliate near you or your county recycling coordinator to learn more about recycling in your area. 

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, visit their YouTube Channel.

The 2023 Pick Up Pennsylvania Initiative will be held thru November 30.  Questions should be directed to Michelle Dunn at 1-877-772-3673 Ext. 113 or send email to: mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org.

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 To Host Free Statewide Recycling Webinar Nov. 15 To Celebrate America Recycles Day [PaEN]

-- State Fire Commissioner: Improper Disposal Of Rechargeable Batteries Is Leading To More, And More Dangerous Fires  [PaEN]

-- DEP Collects $62,475 Penalty From Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill Under Agreement To Correct Violations, Improve Environmental Protections At The Facility  [PaEN]

[Posted: November 14, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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