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Citizens Against Litter

Who are we?

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.

Glitter around town: 2010 Bob Award

2010 Bob Award

April 1, 2011: Greenfield received the "Neighborhood of the Year" Bob Award at the Clean Pittsburgh Commission's recent "Meet 'n' Greet" event, which is held yearly at the warming house in Schenley Park. Congratulations to all of the winners, and thank you to the countless others who work to keep our streets clean every day.

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.

Submissions encouraged

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.

Entertaining Litter-ature

Illegal dumping still a problem

Recent assessments by Allegheny Cleanways puts the number of illegal dumpsites in Allegheny County at 529, which is 250 more than were identified in 2009. A televised roundtable hosted by Mayor Peduto's office and the Clean Pittsburgh Commission was held on Thursday, July 10 to discuss solutions to the issue.

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Neighborhood News

Stepping up

A bit of good news for a change. Several citizen-led efforts to spruce up neighborhood steps are underway, as reported by Diana Nelson Jones. Our steps are a unique piece of who we are, and we are glad to see efforts such as these that will serve to keep them as part of our daily lives.

More news from the neighborhoods

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