Groups seeking volunteers for Great American Cleanup

From staff reports

Pennsylvania departments of transportation and environmental protection are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania that runs through May 31.

The cleanup is sponsored each year by PennDOT, DEP, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and other partners. Groups participating in PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year-round, are also encouraged to participate in the cleanup.

Gloves, trash bags and safety vests will be provided for volunteers.

During last year’s Great American Cleanup, more than 5 million pounds of litter was collected from Pennsylvania’s roads, trails and shorelines by 158,821 volunteers.

More details about the Great American Cleanup and other volunteer opportunities are available online at by clicking on the “Roadside Beautification” link.