Grab A Bag, Statewide Cleanup Needs Volunteers

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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Pennsylvania is looking for volunteers to help cleanup roadways and streams.

The Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania runs through May 31, and is sponsored by the state transportation and environmental protection departments. 

“Each year communities, volunteer organizations, friends, and co-workers come together for trash cleanup projects that make a tangible difference,” DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell said.

“Getting trash off roads and streambanks makes communities more inviting, as well as improving public health and reducing stormwater runoff pollution.”

Volunteers can organize a local event and register it here, or join an event that’s already been registered.

Gloves, trash bags, and safety vests for the cleanup campaign will be provided by PennDOT, DEP, and the GLAD Products Company.

“Pick It Up, PA Days" runs April 13 through May 6. During that time, registered cleanup events have access to reduced or free disposal at participating landfills.

During last year's cleanup, 108,638 volunteers collected over 6.5 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania's roads, trails, and shorelines. Over 5,300 events were held, with every county participating.

See all the ways you can help keep state roadways looking good here.

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