Everyone wants to live, work, and play in a clean and green community . . . and it’s up to everyone to make it possible and improve the overall quality of life for us all.
Join Pennsylvanians across the state – and Americans across the nation – for the Great American Cleanup. You can participate in the 2015 Great American Cleanup of PA by cleaning up litter and trash along our roadsides, streams, beaches, parks, forests and neighborhoods. Additional events include holding recycling events for hard-to-dispose of items like tires and appliances, creating or enhancing green areas by planting plants, bulbs, and trees, removing or painting over graffiti that devalues your neighborhood, and other activities that help beautify your community.
During the Great American Cleanup of PA, which is from March 1st to May 31st, registered events can get free cleanup supplies, such as bags, gloves and vests donated by PennDOT and Keep America Beautiful. Additionally, during the Pick It Up PA Days, sponsored by Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, and participating landfills, registered events have access to free disposal.
Community and civic associations, schools and youth groups, families and friends, business employees, hunting and fishing clubs, conservation organizations, sports teams, and others can organize their members and participate in the Great American Cleanup of PA.
Since the inception of this event in 2004, over 1.565,950 million volunteers have picked up 80,575,227 million pounds of litter and waste, 146,259 miles of roads, waterways, shorelines, and trails have been cleaned, and more than 136,300 trees, bulbs, and flowers have been planted. Volunteers also removed over 202,350 tires and 130,218 pounds of scrap metal.
The Great American Cleanup of PA is sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. The National Sponsors and Partners provide substantial support to the Great American Cleanup program in a variety of ways, from funding and in-kind donations to employee volunteer participation. America's leading companies and brands support the campaign. The National Sponsors for the 2014 Great American Cleanup were The Dow Chemical Company, The Glad Products Company, Lowe’s, Phillips 66, Troy-Bilt® Lawn and Garden Equipment, and Waste Management.