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 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.
Here are the stats from the 2018 Great American Cleanup of PA
- 5,362 Events
- 108,638 Invaluable Volunteers
- 1,107,164 Pounds of Materials Recycled
- 6,632,920 Pounds of Trash Disposed
- 8,915 Miles of Roads, Shorelines and Trails Cleaned
- 10,979 Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers Planted
- 19,753 Tires Properly Disposed
- $55 The Return in Community Benefit for Each $1 Invested by State Government
See the 2018 Great American Cleanup of PA Final Report
Also, see how your county performed in 2018! Click here for a breakdown of stats by county.
Each year 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, the Department of Environmental Protection, and Keep America Beautiful. Additionally, during the Pick It Up PA Days, which is from April 13th to May 6th, sponsored by Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, and participating landfills, registered events have access to reduced or 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.