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The Progress – 10 Years Ago July 4, 2010 PA CleanWays — Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, in partnership with the Centre County Solid Waste Authority and Clearfield County Solid Waste Authority, has released its report on illegal dumps in Clearfield County. The survey of the county identified 112

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Keep PA Beautiful: This 4th Of July Take Pride– DON’T LITTER!

PA Environment Digest Blog – As residents of Pennsylvania seek recreation in public spaces, including parks and trails, this Independence Day weekend, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful issued an urgent reminder to properly dispose of trash and litter as they participate in 4th of July celebrations. “As we approach a

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Tons of litter, trash awaiting volunteer clean-ups across Pennsylvania

Penn Live Patriot News – Tons of litter and outright garbage have been discarded along the state’s roadways, waterways and trails during the coronavirus shutdown. Photos of the trash build-up and outright dumping of household garbage have been frequent on social media throughout the pandemic. It’s a

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Local leader Ken Rice receives environmental award

New Castle News -One of the creators of the Lower East Side Community Garden will receive the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award. “I am surprised to have been nominated,” Ken Rice said. “Let alone chosen.”  Rice has helped transform abandoned properties throughout New Castle into sustainable community

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Westmoreland Cleanways temporarily halts collection of electronics

Latrobe Bulletin – Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center has temporarily halted the collection of electronics — televisions, computer monitors, computers and peripherals and all other electronics and small appliances — after learning one of the processors where the materials are shipped has closed down because of a suspected

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Westmoreland Cleanways suspends electronics recycling

Trib Live – Westmoreland Cleanways temporarily is halting drop-off of electronics at its Pleasant Unity recycling center because of a covid-19-related shutdown of a company that processes the items. Executive Director Ellen Keefe said Thursday that Westmoreland Cleanways learned the out-of-state electronics processor shut down because of

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‘It Would Smell Really Bad’: Volunteers Work To Cleanup Lake Elizabeth In Allegheny Commons

KDKA 2 CBS Pittsburgh – A couple dozen volunteers gathered to do some “summer cleaning” on the city’s North Side Tuesday morning. They worked to clean out Lake Elizabeth in Allegheny Commons, removing dumpster loads of “muck.” “This pond, this park, all of it makes the North

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Reading nonprofits team to clean up city streets

Reading Eagle -Volunteers from nonprofits We Agape You Inc. and Reading Beautification joined Wednesday to clear litter on North Fourth Street between Washington and Buttonwood streets.“Today’s cleanup with Reading Beautification was part of our mission of beautifying neighborhoods and in furtherance of our work in rehabilitating houses,”

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Keep PA Beautiful Receives Cigarette Litter Prevention Grant From Keep America Beautiful For Work In State Parks

PA Environment Digest Blog – On June 16, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced it has received a $20,000 grant from Keep America Beautiful to continue their work with the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP). This is the tenth year that KPB received funding from the national

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Gloves, masks, PPE in trash prove problematic

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel – Even trash looks different during a global pandemic. Where there’s usually bottles, cans and wrappers, there’s now an discarded Latex gloves, masks and Lysol wipes. Helen Lowman, CEO of Keep America Beautiful, said the litter from personal protective equipment has increased since

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