South Pittsburgh Reporter – Registration for Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Pick Up Pennsylvania fall program is open. Most communities have experienced an increase of visible litter lining their streets, parking lots, trails and waterways during the past few months under stay at home orders. The results of a pre-pandemic statewide study on litter, conducted by the Departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, estimated 502 million pieces of litter on Pennsylvania roadways, most of it cigarette butts and plastic items. It is safe to say there is even more litter now. Among other things, this litter pollutes our environment and affects our quality of life.