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 Pick Up Pennsylvania 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.
Here are the stats from 2019 Pick Up Pennsylvania:
- 5,356 Events
- 92,342 Invaluable Volunteers
- 1,213,148 Pounds of Materials Recycled
- 6,036,620 Pounds of Trash Disposed
- 7,345 Miles of Roads, Shorelines and Trails Cleaned
- 8,580 Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers Planted
- 19,082 Tires Properly Disposed
Each year during Pick Up Pennsylvania, which is from March 1st to May 31st, registered events can get free cleanup supplies such as bags, gloves and vests donated by PennDOT, the Department of Environmental Protection, and Keep America Beautiful. Additionally, during the Free or Reduced Cost Disposal, which is April 1st to April 30th, sponsored by Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, and participating landfills, registered events have access to free or reduced cost for 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 Pick Up Pennsylvania.