Monthly archive for February 2020

Opinion: Pick up after yourself, Pennsylvania

Pocono Record – At home, if you don’t like how much your monthly bills are, you can cut back. Eat out less. Switch phone plans. Shut off unneeded lights and close the front door because, as parents say, you don’t have to heat the whole outdoors! But

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Volunteers Pick Up 488,135 Pounds Of Litter In Fall 2019

Newsradio 1020 KDKA – The fall of 2019 saw 488,135 pounds of trash removed by volunteers of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. 12,610 volunteers took part in 382 events across the state of Pennsylvania as part of the Pick Up Pennsylvania initiative. The most recent Pennsylvania Litter Research Study

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Study: Reading spends $1M+ annually on litter cleanup

69News – HARRISBURG, Pa. – Putting trash in its proper place could help Reading boost its bottom line. A study commissioned by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful found that nine of Pennsylvania’s cities spend more than $68 million each year on efforts to address littering and illegal trash dumping. Reading’s annual

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Follow the Money

MSW Management – It’s pretty much a no-brainer that littering and illegal dumping are bad for communities and the environment. What is not so plain to see is the cost incurred every year on cleanup, enforcement, prevention, and education. That’s because they’re dispersed across a number of different government

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Delmont readies for borough-wide spring cleaning

Trib Live – Delmont Borough has its spring cleaning all planned out. The weekend of April 25-26 will see the annual borough-wide clean-up take place, with Dumpsters on hand for residents to make drop-offs, but the Delmont Visionary Committee also will patrol borough streets with volunteers picking

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Can residents ‘Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful?’ Results of a littering report just in

NorthCentralPA.com – On February 5, 2020, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), PennDOT, and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful released the first statewide comprehensive research report on littering, the cost of cleaning litter, and attitudes towards littering. The study was conducted throughout the years 2018 and 2019. The organizations are now

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