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Pick Up Pennsylvania

NOTE: Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its partners, the Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation and Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, are suspending their annual litter cleanup program, Pick Up Pennsylvania, through the end of April. If you have a registered event, please consider rescheduling for May. Get full details on the PUP website.

Volunteers beautify Pennsylvania in an annual statewide event occurring from March 1 through May 31. During this time, thousands of Pennsylvanians take to the streets, parks, and waterways in their towns and cities to collect the unsightly trash that litters Pennsyvlania's environment.

Although not a PennDOT program, PennDOT lends support to Pick Up Pennsylvania (PUP) by providing gloves, safety vests, and trash bags to volunteers. (For safety considerations, state routes to be cleaned must be pre-approved by county managers, and litter pickup may not be provided by PennDOT).

To organize activities in your community and for additional information, contact PUP by visiting

Great American Cleanup of PA