Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Keeping York County beautiful: Get ready for the Great American Cleanup

(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

YORK COUNTY — Get ready, York County. The Great American Cleanup is on its way to the area.

The Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program. It takes place annually with an estimated 15,000 community events nationwide. This year, York County is taking part in the effort.

“York County is proud to participate in this year’s Great American Cleanup. For more than 23 years, our citizens have volunteered their time and energy to participate in cleanup programs, including the annual Great American Cleanup events organized by Keep America Beautiful,” said Samantha McNeil, the county’s outreach coordinator.

“Due to the increased amount of trash we have seen since the start of the pandemic, it is now more important than ever to provide our citizens with a clean, healthy environment and encourage ongoing interest in keeping our County beautiful,” she added.

Starting March 26 from 9 a.m. to noon (and a rain date March 27), volunteers are requested to clean up the roadsides of Mooretown Road and Airport Road in the upper county. Those interested in volunteering must register in advance.

Supplies and support are available for the event. Trash bags, gloves, litter pick-up tools, and safety vests can be requested for pick up prior to the Great American Cleanup.

Adult supervision is required for participants under the age of 18, and proper attire is necessary for the event. Great American Cleanup recommends closed toe/hard sole shoes and safety vests. For additional safety, reflective signs are available for roadside cleanups.

To register for the York County Great American Cleanup event, click here.

To learn more about Keep America Beautiful and the Great American Cleanup, click here.

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