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.
May 27, 2015: Meet Ethan Duffy. He's a four year old that loves everything having to do with garbage and how to get rid of it. Go on swings at the park? Not until he picks up the litter on the playground. His favorite part of the week is when he puts the cans out on the curb and watches the trucks come to pick them up. Where do you think he had his 4th birthday party? At the recycling plant, of course.
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.
Looking for some volunteer opportunities and an excuse to get outside? Check out the July issue of the Allegheny Land Trust volunteer newsletter.
Officials in Penn Hills say they are unable to keep up with the removal and enforcement of state statutes prohibiting the unauthorized posting of signs on utility poles and other structures along roadways. Longtime readers of our website will remember similar problems that cropped up in the past in Overbrook and elsewhere. It's a fight that is never over.