Fall roadside cleanup to be held Oct. 16

The battle against litter never seems to end. PennDOT spends roughly $14 million annually on statewide litter efforts. This summer, the Pennsylvania State Police initiated Operation Clean Sweep, a project reinforcing a zero-tolerance mindset with litter enforcement and sharing anti-litter messages throughout the year.

To give an idea of the scale of the litter problem — even with major, official efforts such as these, 99 percent of litter cleanup still is done by volunteers.

Do your part … the next roadside litter cleanup event in McCandless is scheduled for Saturday morning October 16 at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

We have a loyal group of veteran “Litter Getters” (this will be our 7th event), but we are always looking for new folks who want to make a big difference in cleaning up litter in McCandless. Get 2 or 3 of your friends, neighbors, or co-workers together and form a group that cleans up an area that you drive by every day. You’ll notice the difference it makes!

Safety vests, gloves and bags will be available for participants.

Want to volunteer and be a “litter getter?” Send an e-mail to eac@townofmccandless.org or call 412-364-0616 Ext. 118.