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City turns out 10,000 volunteers; area counts 17,000 as Redd Ups collect 250-300 tons of litter

Completed surveys are still coming in but it appears the spring redd ups (March, April, May) in the area was successful in spite of rainy weekends, says Boris Weinstein of Citizens Against Litter.

With reports from 20 per cent of the 250 known neighborhood and community redd ups, approximately 7,000 adults and 3,000 school kids turned out in Pittsburgh collecting 90 tons of bagged litter.

Total turnout in Pittsburgh and communities in five counties (Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland) attracted about 17,500 volunteers who collected between 250 and 300 tons of litter. A sampling of survey reports shows:

Monroeville topped all with 650 volunteers, collecting 12 tons of litter.

Hill District, Uptown, South Side with 600 volunteers from Duquesne University collected 6 tons.

New Brighton (Beaver County) reported 262 volunteers, collecting 3 tons.

Manchester neighborhood in Pittsburgh went from no redd up last spring to a huge effort last week with 150 volunteers who removed 3.5 tons of litter and 130 tires.

Others: Squirrel Hill (179 volunteers and two tons); Collier (100 volunteers, 400 tires and 300 tires; South Park (64 volunteers, 1.5 tons); Natrona (53volunteers,2.5 tons and 65 tires); Etna (67 volunteers, ¾ ton of litter and 36 tires); clean up and planting in Panther Hollow attracted 192 volunteers where they bagged one half tons of litter.

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