Keep America Beautiful

         Keep America Beautiful- Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs, and resources to help people end littering in America, increase recycling in America, and beautify America's communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Our collective action champions environmentally healthy, socially connected, and economically sound communities. Keep America Beautiful continues to bring people together to transform public spaces into beautiful places.  

  Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful-Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is the result of two organizations with similar missions joining together to achieve a common vision, a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania. In 2010, PA CleanWays (1990) and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (2003) merged to become the new Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful whose mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and beautiful.

Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its volunteers have removed over 141 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests, and waterways. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit   

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website. Please feel free to keep them in the loop on any clean-ups you are planning, they will be happy to help you with supplies, promotion, or logging the information. Planting, educational events, invasive species management, and any other beautification projects also qualify.

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

 Also try Luzerne County Keep NEPA Beautiful - Janet Sweeney- 570-718-6507  or Rachael Stark-570.905.7391– PA.  Environmental Council, 105 Lt. Michael Cleary Drive, Dallas, PA 18612.     

Sun-up to Sun-set Clean-up
   If you have a site you think would be a good clean-up spot, please bring the Permission to Enter Form, (below), to the Landowner. The sooner Rachael Stark, (PEC, Dallas), has this completed form, the better! On street clean-ups typically don’t need one, but still let Rachael know so she can let the municipality know and we secure trash pickup.  She can be reached at 570-905-7391.  Create a team for the Sun-Up to Sun-Set Clean-up Olympics with this form
permission to enter form 2023

Keep America Beautiful Cleanup Information




During the Pick-Up Pennsylvania, which is from March 1st to May 31st, registered events can get free cleanup supplies such as bags, gloves, and vests donated by PennDOT and Keep America Beautiful. Additionally, during the Pick It Up PA Days, which is from April 16th to May 9th, sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, and participating landfills, registered events have access to reduced or free disposal.

                                                                                10 Steps to Organizing an Illegal Dump Cleanup provides step by step direction, from surveying the site to long-term maintenance. Click here to download a copy. Also try ick here to add content...