The 2015 Great Harrisburg Litter CleanUp Resulted in the Most Successful Citywide CleanUp To Date

Posted On On: May 20, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Member News

For the 3rd year in a row, Clean & Green Harrisburg coordinated the Great Harrisburg Litter CleanUp (GHLC) on Saturday May 2nd. This year more people participated in the citywide event than previous years resulting in

even more litter, electronics, and tires being removed from the city’s streets, alleys, and public spaces. The results are:

• 327 registered volunteers participated

  • 16 tons of litter picked up & disposed of
  • 3,000 pounds of electronics taken to Dauphin County Recycling Center
  • 665 tires removed

Clean and Green Harrisburg would like to thank the neighborhood coordinators and volunteers who pitched in at multiple sites around the city to accomplish this. This significant achievement was supported by various sponsors and partners including LCSWMA, Pinnacle Health, Bridgestone, GreenWorks Development, Tiger Trash, Sheetz, City of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, WCI Partners, Weis Markets, and nrg.

“This event demonstrates the passion and commitment residents and businesses have for the city of Harrisburg, and LCSWMA is proud to support such impactful efforts” says Jim Warner, LCSWMA CEO. The GHLC is part of the Great American Cleanup and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s “Pick It Up PA Days!”

The “Great Harrisburg Litter CleanUp 2015” video produced by Capital Region Water can be found here!


About Clean & Green Harrisburg

Clean & Green Harrisburg is a coalition of regional partners working together to educate, empower, and enforce laws and ordinances designed to stop litter and trash dumping. The goal of Clean & Green Harrisburg is to provide a backbone for collective action amongst citizens, government, and organizations. Clean & Green Harrisburg is supported, in part, by Tri Community Action with its mission to create and maximize the resources necessary for individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency.