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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful accepting registrations for 2019 Great American Cleanup of PA

Stephen Huba
| Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:17 p.m
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Local college students spruce up a planter in downtown Scranton for the Scranton Tomorrow group.

Registration is now open for the 2019 Great American Cleanup of PA, according to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.

The three-month initiative, from March 1 to May 31, is a way for clubs, schools, businesses and organizations to clean up local areas.

Registered events can get free trash bags, gloves and safety vests donated by PennDOT, the state Department of Environmental Protection and Keep America Beautiful, as supplies last.

Events can include litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections and educational events. They must be registered through the Great American Cleanup of PA website to receive free cleanup supplies.

In addition, the DEP and Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association are sponsoring “Let’s Pick It Up PA” from April 13 through May 6. During that time, trash collected at registered events can be taken to participating landfills free or for a reduced cost with prior approval.

In 2018, 108,638 volunteers were instrumental in cleaning up more than 6.6 million pounds of trash during 5,362 events held across the state.

Participants can earn cash for their nonprofit or charity of choice by entering the Great American Cleanup Video Contest. To do so, send Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful a 60-second video of a cleanup event. For details, go to gacofpa.org.


Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Stephen at 724-850-1280, shuba@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shuba_trib.


Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Stephen at 724-850-1280, shuba@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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