The commonwealth is urging Pennsylvanians to participate in Pick Up Pennsylvania
through May 31. During this initiative, thousands of Pennsylvanians will participate in litter and illegal dump cleanups, tree and flower plantings, recycling collections, public education programs, and more.
To promote the event, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a free online discussion this Friday, March 26, from noon to 12:45 p.m. to discuss litter’s negative impacts; what DEP, PennDOT and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful are doing to reduce litter; and ways that everyone can help. The discussion, “Don’t Trash Pennsylvania” will be livestreamed on the DEP Facebook page and Webex. Click here to register for the Webex.
The state Departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation and GLAD Products Company provide free trash bags, gloves, and safety vests to registered participants as supplies last. In addition, DEP and Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association are sponsoring trash disposal, at a free or reduced cost, for registered participants at participating landfills from April 1 through April 30, with prior approval.
Townships can participate by holding a cleanup event and registering at gacofpa.org. Contact Michelle Dunn, program coordinator, with questions at 877-772-3673, ext. 113, or firstname.lastname@example.org.