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.
April 21, 2012: 23 Paddle Without Pollution volunteers cleared over 2000 pounds of litter, 31 tires, and plenty of unbaggable trash during their recent outing. Great job!
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.
Recent assessments by Allegheny Cleanways puts the number of illegal dumpsites in Allegheny County at 529, which is 250 more than were identified in 2009. A televised roundtable hosted by Mayor Peduto's office and the Clean Pittsburgh Commission was held on Thursday, July 10 to discuss solutions to the issue.
A bit of good news for a change. Several citizen-led efforts to spruce up neighborhood steps are underway, as reported by Diana Nelson Jones. Our steps are a unique piece of who we are, and we are glad to see efforts such as these that will serve to keep them as part of our daily lives.