Monthly archive for July 2018

Keep Norristown Beautiful Becomes Newest Keep America Beautiful Affiliate In PA

PA Environment Digest Blog – On July 12, Keep Norristown Beautiful became the 14th Keep America Beautiful affiliate in Pennsylvania. The certification of this new affiliate marked the culmination of a public- private-civic partnership process that began in late 2017. Keep Norristown Beautiful initiated the affiliate process by […]

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Keep Norristown Beautiful Becomes Newest Keep America Beautiful Affiliate In PA

PA Environment Digest – On July 12, Keep Norristown Beautiful in Montgomery County became the 14th Keep America Beautiful affiliate in Pennsylvania. The certification of this new affiliate marked the culmination of a public- private-civic partnership process that began in late 2017. Keep Norristown Beautiful initiated the affiliate process by […]

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‘Round the Square for July 24, 2018

The Bradford Era – FRESH PAINT: Community groups have one more week to apply for a Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Fresh Paint Days PA grant. The grant provides up to 20 gallons of exterior paint, along with painting supplies, to freshen up a community structure. Eight grants will be awarded, […]

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Keep Norristown Beautiful becomes an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful

The Times Herald News –  Keep Norristown beautiful. Those words recently took on a power of their own when the municipality officially joined the ranks of Keep America Beautiful, the 65-year-old nonprofit with a vision that includes community education and hands-on endeavors to end littering, improve recycling […]

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Survey: This County has 486 Illegal Dump Sites

Waste 360 – A new survey conducted by Allegheny CleanWays reports that Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County has 486 illegal dump sites. According to the survey, some of the dumps contain 350 tons of trash, including more than 10,000 tires. Most of the sites, however, are much smaller—containing less than […]

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More Than 1,400 Tons Of Trash Are Illegally Dumped In Allegheny County, Survey Finds

90.5 WESA –  Allegheny County has 1,404 tons of illegally dumped trash, according to a new survey from Allegheny CleanWays and the county board of health. “Our contention is that illegal dumping and littering is land pollution,” Myrna Newman, the executive director of Allegheny CleanWays, said. “It’s a health […]

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Survey finds hundreds of illegal dumps in Allegheny County

Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Allegheny County has 486 illegal dump sites, 175 more than any other county in Pennsylvania. And that’s not counting hundreds more in the City of Pittsburgh. Some of the dumps, according to a survey report completed this spring by the non-profit Allegheny CleanWays, are […]

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Norristown Municipal Council tackles cleaner public spaces

The Times Herald News – Norristown Municipal Council members want the world to know that eliminating negative perceptions about their town is their top priority. On Thursday, members of Norristown Municipal Council kicked off their efforts to beautify the area with an introduction to their first major project […]

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Groups invited to remove litter from roadsides

Westfield Free Press Courier –  If you are willing to pick up all trash along roadsides, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has a statewide adoption program available for residents, local groups and businesses to become part of the solution to roadside litter. The program is an option municipal roads, […]

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Norristown Launching ‘Heavy Duty’ Cleanups To Beautify Borough

Norristown Patch – NORRISTOWN, PA — Norristown has announced a series of coordinated “heavy duty” cleanups around town as part of a larger effort to improve the borough. The goals of the program are threefold: conservation, education, and beautification. A press conference held early Thursday morning at Poley […]

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