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.
October 26, 2013: Sisters from the Alpha Phi Sorority helped clean up the Mr. Litterman's adopted place, the Schenley Park Oval, during the Fall 2013 Redd Up.
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.
The folks that brought you Litterology: Understanding Litter and the Secrets to Clean Public Spaces are starting a quarterly newsletter. Their first issue deals with the number one issue in litter prevention campaigns, which is defining objectives. As many groups prepare for another season of fighting litter, we encourage you to consider if your goals are clearly stated and agreed upon. Check out the first issue for the full scoop.
Troy Hill Citizens Inc. is hosting an Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 23. Volunteers are needed to pick up a large amount of light litter along side city steps, along the fence of Troy Hill Road and on some side streets and vacant lots. The event starts a 9 a.m. at the Troy Hill Citizens office (1619 Lowrie Street), but latecomers are welcome as well. Refreshments will be served. (Event flyer)