Each year, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, a statewide nonprofit whose vision is a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania, provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding efforts of their volunteers and affiliates for their dedication, commitment and exceptional contributions to keeping Pennsylvania beautiful.
The Gold Shovel Awards are designed to acknowledge Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Affiliates and or partners for outstanding program achievement. This year’s recipient is PA CleanWays of McKean County, an affiliate since 2000, for their annual tire collection. PA CleanWays of McKean County has offered an annual tire event since 2012.
“This event helps McKean County residents dispose of tires in an affordable and convenient way. The event greatly helps reduce the number of tires found at illegal dumpsites,” said Justin Lund, Coordinator of PA CleanWays of McKean County. This year alone, close to 2,000 tires were surrendered by nearly 300 residents.