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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: Troy Hill Fall Redd Up

Troy Hill Fall Redd Up

October 29, 2013: Pitt students put on their climbing gear to redd up Rialto Street as part of Pitt Make a Difference 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

Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania applications now being accepted

From the Keep PA Beautiful website: "Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania is a program designed to provide community groups with paint and painting supplies enabling them to renew a community structure in need into something beautiful through the application of fresh paint and a lot of elbow grease. This annual event is held in partnership with support from Behr and The Home Depot. Each year, Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania applications are due in July, winners are announced in August and the work takes place in September. During September, grant winners, along with their volunteers, work hard to transform their structure utilizing up to 20 gallons of exterior paints."

Visit the Keep PA Beautiful website for more information and an application.

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Neighborhood News

Squirrel Hill Night Market volunteers wanted

The Squirrel Hill Litter Patrol and the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition are in need of volunteers for the Night Markets on August 20, and September 17. We want Night Market participants to have plenty of places to put their litter and recycling and leave the streets cleaner than when we started.

We are looking for people to help set up cardboard trash cans and recycling bins along the street from 4-6 p.m. We also need volunteers for breakdown and cleanup from 9-11 p. m. Please contact Marian Lien at or 412-422-7666 if you can volunteer.

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