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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

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Editorial: Make electronics disposal cheap and easy

Trib Live -We live in a very garbage-heavy world. People throw away everything and do it without thinking much about it. Paper plates and plastic straws and the boxes and bags that package them. The jars and cans that hold food. Baby diapers and cardboard and banana

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Hempfield baseball team to host Christmas tree recycling event

Trib Live – A Hempfield baseball team is hosting a Christmas tree recycling program this holiday season. Members of the 13U Hempfield Spartans Metro Baseball team will head out into the community between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday and again on Jan. 9 to pick up trees

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Mask, PPE litter posing environmental concerns in Pittsburgh-area

11 News WPXI.com – PITTSBURGH — While masks and other personal protective equipment are serving to keep us safe amid the pandemic, environmental experts are growing increasingly concerned about the risks those items pose to the environment. All too often, disposable masks and gloves are being littered on

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Allegheny, Westmoreland provide plenty of places to recycle your Christmas tree

Trib Live – Once Christmas is over, that tree in the living room goes from a way of remembering the holiday to “All right, how are we going to get rid of this thing?” If you live in Allegheny or Westmoreland counties, you don’t have to look

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Illegal dumping up more than 200 percent across Pennsylvania

Penn Live Patriot News -Reports of illegal dumps across Pennsylvania increased by 212 percent in 2020, according to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. The statewide trash and litter prevention and cleanup organization speculated that the increase in dumping could be a result of temporary suspension of trash hauling, recycling services

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Westmoreland Cleanways promotes Christmas ‘Tree-cycling’

Gettysburg Times – Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling reminds everyone to recycle their real Christmas trees. After the festivities are finished, give a gift to Mother Nature by taking your tree to one of the many drop-off sites located throughout Westmoreland County. Tree-cycling is truly giving a gift

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KPB Surveillance Cameras Catch Illegal Dumping In Michaux State Forest; Reports Of Illegal Dumping Up 212% In 2020

PA Environment Digest Blog – Cameras installed through the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Illegal Dump Free PA Surveillance Camera Loan Program recently captured a couple illegally dumping a couch in Michaux State Forest in Franklin County. They were cited for illegal dumping and were each ordered to pay

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Sen. Anthony H. Williams Announces $315,530 in Regional Coastal Zone Project Funding

EINPRESSWIRE – Harrisburg – December 17, 2020 – Sen. Anthony H. Williams announced today that $315,530 in Coastal Zone Grants has been awarded to area projects from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and distributed across Pennsylvania through the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP). “I am

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Keep PA Beautiful: Darby Creek Valley Assn. Partners, Cleanup Darby Creek Watershed In 4 Southeast Counties

PA Environment Digest Blog – The Darby Creek Valley Association, with the help of Darby Borough, the Philadelphia Water Department and the DCVA’s strong base of local volunteers teamed up to tackle a long standing illegal dump located along Cobbs Creek in Delaware County.  The dump cleanup

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