State of the City Report 2011

This report contains an overview of waste management, blight and property issues, including litter, illegal dumping, vacant lots and buildings, abandoned cars, graffiti, and recycling in the City of Pittsburgh.

The Clean Pittsburgh Commission's vision for Pittsburgh is to be recognized as one of America’s cleanest cities. We see Pittsburgh as a place where images of a dirty steel town are those of our past. Our City’s government and its citizens are dedicated to making Pittsburgh a cleaner and greener place.

Highlights from this report include:

  • 20,000+ volunteers participated in spring and fall Redd Ups;
  • Over 2,500 tons of litter and debris from streets, vacant lots, and illegal dumps were removed by citizens, Public Works, and special Redd Up Crews;
  • Recycling programs saved the city over $387,000 in landfill costs and generated $869,000 in income;
  • More greening programs reduced blight, revitalized vacant lots, and involved neighborhood residents

You can download the full report using the link at the bottom of this page.