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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: October 2011 Redd Up

October 2011 Redd Up

October 16, 2011: Kids from the A. Leo Weil Elementary School in the Hill District, in conjunction with Stash the Trash, picked up over 25 bags of litter and debris as part of the Fall Redd Up in October 2011.

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

Reminder: "International Costal Cleanup" leaders wanted; supplies still available

Keep PA Beautiful is looking for local event coordinators to organize and carry out cleanup efforts in conjunction with International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), the world's largest volunteer effort to improve the health of the world's oceans and local waterways.

The official ICC Day will be held on Saturday, September 20, but ICC-related events can be held anytime in September and October.

For more information, visit the Keep PA Beautiful website or contact Michelle Dunn ( at 877-772-3673 Ext. 113.

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Neighborhood News

Pitt students in Oakland warned about trash, noise

Pitt students living in off-campus housing in Oakland were paid a visit on Tuesday from City Councilman Dan Gilman, city and University police, and city and University officials to remind them of their civic responsibilities to maintain a respectful and clean presence in Oakland.

Our take? While Oakland may not be the most realistic place to start a Zero Litter enforcement program, outreach like this is the first step in building ties between the transient student population and the full-time neighborhood residents, and is a useful tool in furthering a cleaner Pittsburgh.

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