Statewide cleanup campaign underway

From staff reports

The state is encouraging residents, local leaders, businesses and organizations to join in cleaning up their communities as part of the Pick Up Pennsylvania spring community improvement campaign through May 31.

Although Pick Up Pennsylvania is a year-long initiative, events scheduled from March 1 through May 31 receive free trash bags, gloves and safety vests provided by support from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Keep America Beautiful, as supplies last.

Events may include litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, community greening and beautification, special collections and litter education events.

To receive free cleanup supplies, events must be registered at

To support their efforts, the DEP and the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association sponsor no- or low-cost trash disposal at participating landfills for registered events during April.

Pick Up Pennsylvania is part of PA Fights Dirty, a larger initiative coordinated by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, which focuses on both preventing and cleaning up litter.