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 10, 2012: 5525, 5527 and 5529 Howe Street are, to use our favorite term, Garbagevilles. Trash cans left out near the front steps accumulate garbage throughout the week as tenants go in and out of the building, inevitably overflow, tip over, and make a big mess. Neighbors are watching and the city has been contacted.
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; Beginning our 11th year; Happy New Year; Spring Redd Up getting early support; Great PA spring cleanup results impressive; Adopt a Redd Up Zone; Report mailbox graffiti; "I Litter" awards; Garbagevilles; Welcome to the neighborhood; Important phone numbers; Hang up #1; The last word
Brian O'Neill sets off on a walk from his house to downtown and finds a lot less litter than he expects. What's going on?