Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Wednesday announced groups can now register their local cleanup events as part of the 2018 Great American Cleanup of PA to get free trash bags and in some cases free trash disposal from participating waste facilities. The event runs from March 1 to May 31.
Events can be litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections, and education events and must be registered to receive free cleanup supplies that include free trash bags, gloves, and safety vests from PennDOT district offices, while supplies last.
As part of this event, the Department of Environmental Protection and PA Waste Industries Association are sponsoring Let’s Pick It Up PA – Everyday from April 7th through April 30th.
During this time, trash collected at registered events can be taken to participating landfills free or for a reduced cost with prior approval.
Groups, individuals and local governments anticipate the annual initiative as a way to rally volunteers, reduce cleanup costs and be connected to a larger movement.
Read the full story from PA Environment Digest here.