12 Million Pounds Of Trash Collected By 186,000 Volunteers During Great PA Cleanup

PA Cleanways and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful reported a record 186,487 volunteers in the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania in April and May collected over 12 million pounds of trash in cleanup events.

This annual event is in partnership with support from the departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation and partnering agencies and local businesses including American Chemistry Council, American Iron and Steel Institute, Keystone Sanitary Landfill, PA Beverage Association, PA Waste Industries Association, Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association, and Waste Management.

Illegal Dumpsite Survey

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has released reports for the City of Pittsburgh, along with 13 counties, from their Illegal Dumpsite Survey Program. 279 dumpsites with a total estimated tonnage of 676 tons were located within the city. Completed surveys are available for downloading on the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website Pittsburgh Illegal Dumps Survey. Click here for the updated map.