Busy Fall For Dumpsite Cleanups in NEPA

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Workers and volunteers removed dozens of discarded tires and nearly 16 tons of other waste from five illegal dumpsites in northeastern Pennsylvania this fall, under PEC’s Community Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Event Program.

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The sites were among 13 evaluated for cleanup in Wayne County during October and November. Cleanup events in Berlin Township and Damascus Township yielded a total of 8.1 tons of trash, 7.7 tons of metal, and 64 tires.

Later, on November 19th, a small group of volunteers scrambled down a steep roadside embankment in Scott Township to retrieve mattresses, furniture, car parts, and other debris from the shores of the Upper Delaware River. The crew used ropes to haul up seven car tires and one ton of otherwise inaccessible junk from the hillside. 

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Work continues into December, as PEC closes out the year with cleanup events planned for sites in Springville Township, Susquehanna County; and in Dingman Township, Pike County, where DCNR Forestry has scheduled three cleanups December 13th-15th.