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Removing trash from our watersheds is one of the best and easiest ways to improve the health of our watersheds.

Pick UP Pennsylvania 2021 can help get you started. From March 1 through May 31, thousands of Pennsylvania families and friends will participate in litter and illegal dump cleanups, community greening and beautification projects, such as tree and flower plantings, recycling collections and education programs. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful partners with the Department of Environmental Protection, PennDOT and Keep America Beautiful to provide free trash bags, gloves, and safety vests to registered participants, as supplies last. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association are sponsoring trash disposal, free or at a reduced cost, from April 1 through April 30. During this time, registered cleanups are eligible to take their trash to participating landfills with prior approval. 

 Register at gacofpa.org. Questions can be answered by Michelle Dunn, Pick Up Pennsylvania Program Coordinator, at 877-772-3673 ext. 113 or mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org.

Your help is needed now more than ever. The results of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Pennsylvania Litter Research Study found that there are currently an estimated 500 million pieces of litter on Pennsylvania roadways; it is estimated to be comprised of over 37% cigarette butts and over 30% plastic items. Among other things, this litter pollutes our environment and affects our quality of life.

Registered events can also win cash for a nonprofit or charity of choice by entering the Pick Up Pennsylvania Video Contest. Visit gacofpa.org/video-contest/ for details.

Encourage your legislators and local officials to ‘lead the way’ in keeping communities clean and beautiful by participating in Leaders for a Beautiful Pennsylvania. Visit keeppabeautiful.org/keep-it/leaders-for-a-beautiful-pa/ for more information.

Join thousands of Pennsylvanians for Pick Up Pennsylvania and help keep our waterways clean and beautiful!

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