Great American Cleanup underway

March 13, 2017

The 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA is being held through May 31.

Those who register their cleanup events can receive free trash bags, gloves and safety vests from PennDOT district offices while supplies last. Events can be litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections and educational events.

To receive free cleanup supplies, events must be registered through the Great American Cleanup of PA website, www.gacofpa.org.

As part of this event, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association are sponsoring “Let’s Pick It Up PA” every day from April 18 through May 8. During this time, trash collected at registered events can be taken to participating landfills and receive free or reduced cost disposal with prior approval.

For more information, call Michelle Dunn, Great American Cleanup of PA program coordinator, at 877-772-3673, ext. 113, or mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org.

In conjunction with the Great American Cleanup, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful holds an annual video contest for participants to highlight their enthusiasm and accomplishments. To participate, send a two-minute video of your 2017 event showing individuals, groups, children and adults having fun keeping their communities clean. Be sure to mention the Great American Cleanup of PA in the video.

Cash prizes, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, are $200 for the winning entry and $100 each for two runnersup. Submit videos to slarson@keeppabeautiful.org.

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