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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: Stash the Trash at PNC Park

Stash the Trash at PNC Park

November 15, 2011: Kids who participate in the "Stash the Trash" program during the spring Redd Up are rewarded with a trip to PNC Park to watch the Pirates. Here, a class poses next to the Willie Stargell statue.

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

The Hundred Years' War

Mr. Litterman looks back and ahead in a recent letter to the editor and wishes well the next generation of litter fighters, who carry on a city tradition that started 100 years ago. Unfortunately, litter is also a city tradition, but one that we can overcome.

More Litterature

Neighborhood News

90 Pittsburgh neighborhoods

Artist Ron Donoughe spent a year painting all 90 Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Those of us that frequent the streets in search of wayward litter might be familiar with some of his subjects. Check out his website and visit his exhibition that is currently running at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside.

More news from the neighborhoods

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