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Community Groups Large & Small Can Participate In The Keep PA Beautiful 15th Annual Great American Cleanup Of PA

Cleaning up your neighborhood is one of the best investments you can make and the 15th Annual Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Great American Cleanup of PA can help get you started.

Whether you have vacant lots plagued with debris, natural areas that are illegally dumped on or litter scattered and blown from other sources, any neighborhood can be lifted up by the positive action of cleaning up.

From March 1 through May 31, thousands of Pennsylvania families and friends will join in litter and illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, such as tree and flower plantings, recycling collections and education programs all geared towards the vision of a cleaner and more beautiful Pennsylvania. 

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful partners with PennDOT, the Department of Environmental Protection and Keep America Beautiful to provide free trash bags, gloves and safety vests to registered participants, as supplies last.

During Let’s Pick It Up PA – Everyday from April 13th through May 6th, cleanups registered with the Great American Cleanup of PA are eligible to take their trash to participating landfills free of charge or for a reduced rate. 

During the 2018 Great American Cleanup 108,638 volunteers were instrumental in cleaning up over 6.6 million pounds of trash.

Join thousands of Pennsylvanians keeping neighborhoods clean and beautiful and register your event. Questions can be answered by Michelle Dunn, Great American Cleanup of PA Program Coordinator, at 1-877-772-3673 ext. 113 or send email to:

Video Contest

Anyone participating in Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup of PA can earn cash for their nonprofit or charity of choice by entering the Great American Cleanup of PA Video Contest.

To participate, send Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful a 60-second video of your Great American Cleanup of PA event showing how YOU keep Pennsylvania beautiful.

Click Here for all the details on entering.


Current 2019 supporters of the Great American Cleanup of PA include: PA Waste Industries Association, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, PA Food Merchants Association, Mahantango Enterprises, Inc., Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority and Republic Services.

If you are interested in becoming a supporter of the 2019 Great American Cleanup of PA contact Shannon Reiter at 724-836-4121 or send email to:

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website. Click Here to become a member.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from KPB, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, Discover them on Pinterest and visit their YouTube Channel.

Also visit the Illegal Dump Free PA website for more ideas on how to clean up communities and keep them clean and KPB’s Electronics Waste website.


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