Keep PA Beautiful Adoption Program Helps Reduce Local Litter Cleanup Costs

PA Environment Digest Blog – While littering and illegal dumping are often discussed as social or environmental problems, rarely do we think about their economic impact– but the cost of litter is very real.  Over five years, 2014 through 2018, the Department of Transportation spent over $65 million removing litter from within highway rights-of-way.  The costs of dealing with litter and illegal dumping are quite large for communities as well, but are often obscured because they are dispersed across various governmental departments, community-based organizations and volunteer groups.

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