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100 tons and counting

Redd Up activities around the Earth Day Weekend of April 18-20 brought more than 12,000 volunteers onto streets, highways and gathering places in Pittsburgh, Allegheny and Beaver Counties. They collected an estimated 100 tons of litter and recyclables.

These results and projections are based on returned questionnaires and phone calls to Citizens Against Litter from 30 per cent of the 183 participating communities.

Redd Ups were held as early as April 12 and continued through May.

Another 162 community cleanups were listed on the Great PA Cleanup web site for other Southwestern PA counties -- Washington, Westmoreland, Greene, Fayette, Somerset, Bedford, Cambria, Indiana, Mercer, Lawrence, Armstrong and Butler.

Unreported Redd Ups probably brought the total to over 400 participating communities and swelled totals to 20,000 volunteers.

Following last year's format, Citizens Against Litter set the fall Redd Up dates for October 10-12, the Pittsburgh Steelers bye weekend. Stash the Trash for Pittsburgh schools will be Friday, October 10.

See "Spring Clean Up wrap-up" for pictures and commentary from the neighborhoods.

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