Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2018

Allegheny CleanWays is excited to partner with Pennsylvania Resource Council for the fourth year to host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Pittsburgh!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, a project of SYRCL (South Yuba River Citizens League), combines breathtaking films with stories of environmental advocacy. Join ACW and PRC on March 8th to be awed and inspired, as well as connected to opportunities for action closer to home.

Doors open at 6:00, and films start at 6:30. You can find more information and tickets here.

Wild & Scenic 2017

Allegheny CleanWays and Pennsylvania Resources Council are hosting Pittsburgh's third annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival – the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festival – will stop in Pittsburgh in March as part of its nationwide tour to showcase environmental films that inspire action.

Come for an evening of short films that showcase breathtaking ecosystems and powerful stories of individuals and communities taking action to protect their health and the environment. You can find more information and buy tickets here.

    Illegal Dumping in Pittsburgh: Hazelwood and Hilltop Neighborhoods Study 2015-2016


    In 2015 and 2016, Allegheny CleanWays completed a comprehensive assessment and clean up of illegal dumpsites in the Hazelwood, Beltzhoover, Allentown, and Knoxville neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. The resulting report covers our findings, conclusions, and recommendations for a cleaner Pittsburgh. Read more by clicking the links below!

    Illegal Dumping in Pittsburgh Full Report

    Executive Summary


    White paper front page

    $10,000 Challenge

    We need your help in meeting a $10,000 challenge!

    In years past, our efforts in cleaning up illegal dumpsites in Allegheny County were mostly funded by a number of foundations that shared our desire to make the county a more attractive and healthier place in which to live, work and raise our families. More recently, these foundations’ board members, hard pressed to fund the many needs of our region’s non-profits, have indicated that organizations such as Allegheny CleanWays need to diversify their sources of funding. To that end, we are currently asking a number of local businesses and professionals to become a “sponsor” of our efforts.

    Board Members Needed

     Allegheny CleanWays – Board Member Description

    Allegheny CleanWays (ACW) is soliciting new members to join its Board of Directors. Below you will find a detailed description of responsibilities, terms and qualifications. We hope you will join us in 2016!

    About Allegheny CleanWays

    Mission: Allegheny CleanWays is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2000 to "engage and empower people to eliminate illegal dumping and littering in Allegheny County." Illegal dumping and littering both degrade communities and our quality of life. Illegal dumping creates significant risks to public health and the environmental quality. Litter creates a sense of neglect, reducing property values and inviting property vandalism. Residents and businesses have the power to prevent and eliminate BOTH illegal dumping and litter.

    ACW Board Member Duties