Cleanup Event Removes Nearly 12 Tons of Trash

2023 Great American Cleanup Collects 14.5 Tons of Trash

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on April 27, 2023

Volunteers collect trash at dozens of locations throughout Pasco County

2023 Great American Cleanup Collects 14.5 Tons of Trash

A record number of Pasco County volunteers picked up nearly 29,000 pounds of trash throughout the county during the 2023 Great American Cleanup!

During the March 4 event, around 800 volunteers fanned out in public spaces – along roadsides and around waterways – covering 43 locations in Pasco County, including Dade City, Port Richey, New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel and Hudson.

Here’s a breakdown:

  • 28,957 pounds (14.48 tons) of trash
  • 43 locations throughout Pasco County
  • 780 volunteers
  • 2,080 volunteer hours logged 
  • $62K cost benefit   

Keep Pasco Beautiful hosts the Great American Cleanup with corporate funding assistance.  The event’s success is a result of collaboration and assistance among the Pasco County Department of Public Works; Pasco County Solid Waste; Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources; and Pasco County Environmental Compliance.

The Great American Cleanup is one of two annual cleanup events in Pasco.  Keep Pasco Beautiful’s mission is to improve Pasco County by engaging the community in sustainable efforts to reduce litter, promote waste reduction and encourage beautification.  Learn how you can volunteer by calling 727.834.3611.



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