The Dauphin County Commissioners are joining with Clean and Green Harrisburg, the City of Harrisburg and Harrisburg Hope as part of the three-month Keep America Beautiful Pennsylvania cleanup campaign. On Saturday, April 20 from 9 AM to 5PM, volunteers can help clean up Harrisburg by picking up trash and debris throughout the city.“When you enter our capital city, you want to see ‘clean and green’ — not dark and dirty. It takes all of us to make that first impression a sparkling one,’’ said Commissioner George P. Hartwick III. “This board is committed to helping make neighborhoods in the city and throughout the county clean, safe environments for all our families.’’ There will be three staging areas in the city where volunteers can meet up and get supplies such as gloves and trash bags. This event is the latest being held in the fight against illegal dumping. County commissioners have been enhancing their Illegal Dumping Task Force and are working to clean up dumping sites. “Working together, we can clean up our neighborhoods and send a strong message that anyone who illegal dumps will be caught and will pay a high price,’’ said Commissioner Mike Pries. Pries urges residents to report illegal dumping if they see it taking place and record license plate numbers and descriptions of the offenders if possible. As part of Keep America Beautiful Pennsylvania, any organization holding a cleanup event can register with the Transportation Department to get free supplies and contact the state Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association for free disposal. For more information about Keep America Beautiful Pennsylvania, visit GACofPA.org.
The three staging areas for Saturday’s clean up event will be held at:
The Community Action Commission, 1514 Derry Street
Historic Harrisburg Resource Center, 1230 N. Third Street
Wesley Union A.M.E. Zion Church, Fifth and Camp Streets