DumpBuster video by Unsung (Pittsburgh Foundation)

Unsung Online News made this excellent video of our DumpBusters program. Watch it to see what our veteran volunteers do on a regular basis.

$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

2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival - October 29th!

Wild & Scenic Film Fest

Allegheny CleanWays is excited to announce that we will be partnering with Pennsylvania Resources Council to host the 1st Annual Pittsburgh Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

Another Way to Support Allegheny CleanWays

Here's a way to support Allegheny CleanWays while shopping online -just shop at AmazonSmile, choose Allegheny CleanWays as the recipient of your donation, and .5% of the sale will go to us.

 

    June Newsletter - Guest Article: Using Community Composting to Address Illegal Dumping in Stanton Heights by Mike Sturges

    The current stewardship of the green space at the intersection of Stanton Ave. and Woodbine St. in Stanton Heights started with a compost pile.  When I purchased my house in Stanton Heights in 2009, I quickly found that I was in need of a way to responsibly address my yard waste.  I asked a neighbor what they did and was told to “wait until there aren’t any cars coming, carry it across the street and dump it over the hill in the greenspace”—the classic Pittsburgh answer.