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Allegheny Cleanways January Newsletter - Unsung 68: DumpBusters at Work

The Pittsburgh Foundation is a community foundation that “works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community.” One of the Pittsburgh Foundation’s current initiatives is Pittsburgh on Video, which is a community-based online news site. Pittsburgh on Video connects local viewers with news from their neighborhoods and allows individuals to contribute their own stories.

The Unsung Nonprofit News Show is part of the Pittsburgh on Video news outlet and focuses on the activities of nonprofits around the city. Unsung contacted Allegheny CleanWays about making a short video about one of our programs. We had a film crew come to our DumpBuster worksite on Edgebrook Ave and make a great video (see time 7:55) about the realities of our work. Thanks to all who helped at the dumpsite and in the film-making!

    Pittsburgh Christmas Tree Recycling locations

    Now that the holidays are over, it's time to take out the Christmas trees. Pittsburgh offers Christmas tree recycling through the Department of Public Works at four drop-off locations around the city. Please bring your tree with no lights, ornaments, or stands to these places from 8 am - 2 pm Monday - Saturday:

    2nd Division P.W. (East End)
    North Dallas Ave at Hamilton Ave 412-665-3609
    3rd Division P.W. (Hazelwood)
    Melanchton Ave., off 5200 block of 2nd Ave 412-422-6524
    5th Division P.W. (West End)
    1330 Hassler St., off of Hershel & Steuben (next to Herschel Park) 412-937-3054
    Environmental Services Lot (Strip District)
    3001 Railroad Street (next to Old City Tow Pound Location) 412-255-2773

    Allegheny Cleanways December Newsletter - International Student Volunteers to Clean Pittsburgh Dumpsites

    Allegheny CleanWays has been excited to work with Masayuki Seki, an international student at the University of Pittsburgh English Language Institute, for the fall. Seki is from Japan and works in Saitama as a banker. He came to the United States in September to study English for three months. To practice his English skills with native speakers, Seki wanted to volunteer with a local organization. His search found Allegheny CleanWays and he has volunteered with us consistently from the beginning, putting in 35 hours.

      Stanton Heights Cleanup - DumpBusters and Community Volunteers

      What do 9000 lbs of trash, 16 volunteers, 3 Allegheny CleanWays staff, 1 dumptruck, and 1 cameracrew have in common? All of them were at the dumpsite cleanup in Stanton Heights this past Saturday. The coordination and teamwork of the volunteers was exquisite. In just a few hours they managed to move over 4 tons of trash up a steep hillside and fill up the 12-yd dumptruck 3 times! Some of the treasures of the day included a UPMC sanitary services cart, a toilet, a cute panda toy, a lawnmower, and the old street sign from the days when street signs were white.