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.
May 27, 2011: The "Litter on a Stick" weekend removals took place in the neighborhoods of Carrick and Overbrook on May 22nd and May 29th respectively. A total of 46 signs were removed from Brownsville Road from Nobles Lane to Maytide and on Rt. 51 from Nobles Lane to Rt. 88. Thanks to litter fighter John Rudiak for the pictures and update!
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; Spring Redd Up getting support; Hazelwood dumpsite cleanup funded; Love Your Block 2915 applications; Connequenessing Creek cleanups; Report mailbox graffiti; "I Litter" awards; Garbagevilles; Important phone numbers; 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?