Wawa Takes Out the Trash

Sponsoring Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful's 2015 Great American Cleanup

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Wawa (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores)

WAWA, Pa. -- Wawa Inc. is the newest sponsor of the 2015 Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, the annual signature event of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.

The 2015 Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania runs from March 1 to May 31. During this period, registered events can get trash bags, gloves and safety vests from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) district offices. Events can be litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections and educational events.

As part of this event, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association will sponsor Let's Pick It Up Pennsylvania every day from April 11 to May 4. Registered events will be able to take the trash they collected during their cleanup to participating landfills for reduced or free disposal.

"Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and Wawa share the goal of promoting a sustainable environment and livable communities. The Great American Cleanup empowers citizens to do that locally," said Shannon Reiter, president of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.

"At Wawa, we are committed to continuously improving how we are working to protect our environment" said Richard Wood, director of sustainability and government relations for the Wawa, Pa.-based retailer. "We believe our partnership with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will build on this commitment and further our efforts to be good stewards and improve our communities."

Since the inception of this event in 2004, nearly 1.57 million volunteers removed approximately 80.6 million pounds of litter from the Pennsylvania landscape and planted more than 136,300 trees, bulbs and flowers.

Registration for the Great American Cleanup of PA begins in mid-January.

Wawa Inc. is a chain of more than 670 convenience stores (more than 400 offering gasoline), located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia and Florida.

Part of CSP's 2014 Convenience Top 101 retailers