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Illegal dumpsites mar the landscape, cause health risk

Tribune Democrat – Vandals and litterbugs are causing problems at the recently opened Honan Avenue Trail in Johns-town. Laurel Highlands Historical Village led an effort last year to get the new trail ready for foot traffic.It had been closed since 2003. The 31/2-mile walkway linking Minersville with the […]

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Time to pick it up

Pike County Courier – Volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania are pulling on their work gloves. The roadside litter cleanup campaign is sponsored each year by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Twelve cleanup days are […]

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W-B to participate in Great American Cleanup

CitizensVoice.com – WILKES-BARRE — The city on Monday announced it will participate in the Great American Cleanup of PA, which is set to kick off next month. The start date for the two-week long cleanup movement is scheduled for April 16. The effort will continue until April […]

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Volunteers Needed For Great Harrisburg Litter Cleanup April 16

PA Environment Digest – Clean and Green Harrisburg and Keep Harrisburg/Dauphin County Beautiful are holding the 4th Annual Great Harrisburg Litter Cleanup on April 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This annual cleanup is a day for community members to join forces and remove trash and […]

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PEC, Conservation District Hold Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup April 9 In Potter County

PA Environment Digest – The PA Environmental Council and the Potter County Conservation District have organized a community illegal dumpsite cleanup April 9 in Galeton, West Branch Township in Potter County from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event will focus on cleaning up illegally dumped trash, […]

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Volunteers Needed For Little Paint Creek Cleanup March 26 In Cambria County

PA Environment Digest –The Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association and the Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team are inviting volunteers to help with the Little Paint Creek Cleanup on March 26 in Cambria County. Volunteers are asked to meet at the pull off along Route 160 between Windber and Elton, […]

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Annual French Creek Cleanup Day April 23 In Montgomery County

PA Environment Digest – Join Green Valleys Watershed Association and community volunteers as we remove litter from the French Creek in Phoenixville on April 23 from 8:30 a.m. to noon!  Help to protect the French Creek and beautify an important community resource! This event is part of […]

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Electronics Recycling law creating imbalance in Pennsylvania

Herald Mail Media – If he had to make a guess, Jeff Geesaman would estimate there are about 8,000 pounds of old TVs and computer monitors currently being stored in a Washington Township (Pa.) Recycling Center warehouse because there is simply no other place for them to […]

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Keep PA Beautiful: Clean Earth Supports 2016 Great American Cleanup of PA

PA Environment Digest –Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Wednesday announced Clean Earth as their newest sponsor of the 2016 Great American Cleanup of PA, their annual signature event. “It is our planet, our country, our Pennsylvania, our county, our town, our street, our home.  It is our responsibility to […]

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Testimony Paints A Picture Of A Crisis In PA’s Electronics Recycling Program

PA Environment Daily – Written testimony set to be presented at a House-Senate hearing Monday outlines the collapse of Pennsylvania’s electronics waste recycling program created in 2010 by the Covered Device Recycling Law and a dramatic increase in illegal dumping of TVs and other electronics across the […]

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