Everyone wants to live, work, and play in a clean and green community . . . and it’s up to everyone to make it possible and improve the overall quality of life for us all.
Join Pennsylvanians across the state – and Americans across the nation – for the Great American Cleanup. You can participate in the 2013 Great American Cleanup of PA by cleaning up litter and trash along our roadsides, streams, beaches, parks, forests and neighborhoods. Additional events include holding recycling events for hard-to-dispose of items like tires and appliances, creating or enhancing green areas by planting plants, bulbs, and trees, removing or painting over graffiti that devalues your neighborhood, and other activities that help beautify your community.Watch the news clip from WGAL News 8 about the upcoming 2013 Great American Cleanup of PA.
During the Great American Cleanup of PA, which is from March 1st to May 31st, registered events can get free cleanup supplies, such as bags, gloves and vests donated by PennDOT and Keep America Beautiful. Additionally, during the Pick It Up PA Days from April 20th to May 6th sponsored by Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, and participating landfills, registered events have access to free disposal.
Community and civic associations, schools and youth groups, families and friends, business employees, hunting and fishing clubs, conservation organizations, sports teams, and others can organize their members and participate in the Great American Cleanup of PA.
Since the inception of this event in 2004, over 1.4 million volunteers have pick up 68 million pounds of litter and waste, 118,702 miles of road have been cleaned, and 98,000 trees, bulbs, and flowers have been planted.
The Great American Cleanup of PA is sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. The National Sponsors and Partners provide substantial support to the Great American Cleanup program in a variety of ways, from funding and in-kind donations to employee volunteer participation. America's leading companies and brands support the campaign. The National Sponsors of the 2013 Great American Cleanup to date are: The Dow Chemical Company; The Glad Products Company; LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.; Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water; PepsiCo's Pepsi-Cola and Gatorade companies; Solo Cup Company; Troy-Bilt® Lawn and Garden Equipment; Waste Management, WM Recycle Service; and Wrigley. Educational Partner are: Rubber Manufacturers Association.