We are people of all ages. We are a loosely connected group of Pittsburgh residents and merchants who are passionate about picking up litter in our neighborhoods. We are involved in the Redd Up Pittsburgh movement.
Active since March 2005, our band of volunteers is making a big impact. Streets, gutters, sidewalks, grassy places and alleys are cleaner. We started in Shadyside, but our reach goes far beyond Walnut Street. What we accomplish here can be replicated in other neighborhoods throughout Pittsburgh.
January 23, 2011: Thanks to Overbrook Community Council John Rudiak for the photos. See his blog post for his thoughts on the issue.
If a picture's worth a thousand words, then we have a lot to say. Check back often, or visit our photo collection for more pictures of litter, and, when things go right, maybe even some glitter.
Do you know of a trouble spot that you'd like to highlight? Snap a picture and mail it to us. Only by identifying the problem can we begin to solve it.
In this newsletter: Our mission; Doing it right; What litter pickers need are more devoted nerds; River cleanup Downtown; Beaver County tire collections; Fall Redd Up October 24; Report mailbox graffiti; "I Litter" awards; Garbagevilles; Important phone numbers; 60 years ago; The last word
In Pittsburgh, it's common knowledge that our hillsides provide a convenient (and illegal!) way to dispose of trash. But did you know that there are a number of abandoned garages throughout the city that also serve as dumping spots? Diana Nelson Jones reports on efforts of the Clean Pittsburgh Commission to tackle this problem.