Allegheny CleanWays' Retired and Senior Vounteers Recognized in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Post-Gazette published an article on February 21st about our DumpBuster Coordinator Joe Divack and his work with the DumpBuster program. A significant proportion of our regular volunteers are 55+. The DumpBusters program couldn't move the tonnage of debris that is does every week without these dedicated volunteers. From January 1st, 2013 to February 21st alone, the DumpBusters program removed 19 tons of debris and 3,200 tires from hillsides, vacant lots, and roadways in Allegheny County. The next time you see one of our DumpBuster volunteers, thank them for the great work they are doing!

PA Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA) Goes Into Effect

Passed in 2010, the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act goes into effect today, January 24, 2013. From this point forward electronics (i.e. TVs, computers, tablets, monitors, printers, audio equipment, etc) can no longer be put in curbside trash - they must be recycled. More information about this law can be found on the website of the Department of Environmental Protection.

Local resources for recycling your electronics include:

E-Loop

Construction Junction (an E-Loop location)

Commonwealth Computer Recycling

    New Project Coordinator joins Allegheny CleanWays

    Leah Thill recently became the new Project Coordinator for Allegheny CleanWays in September 2012. Leah will be managing many cleanup and beautification events over the next year. To schedule an event in your community or become a steward of a former dumpsite, contact Leah at (412)-381-1301 or email her at Leah.Thill@alleghenycleanways.org.

    Leah is working with us for a year of service through PULSE (Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience). PULSE cultivates a community of servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh by inviting talented university graduates to live in community and partner with local non-profits for a year of service and leadership.

    To learn more about PULSE, visit www.pulsepittsburgh.org

      Joe Divack hired as DumpBuster Coordinator

      Joe Divack was hired as the DumpBusters coordinator in March 2012. Joe started volunteering on his own to clean up illegal dumpsites in 2009 and later worked with Allegheny CleanWays in 2010 to develop the DumpBusters program. Joe and a small group of volunteers go out nearly every day to tackle illegal dumps of all sizes and remove an average of 900-1200 lbs of debris daily. People of all skill levels are welcome to join the DumpBusters crew. If you are interested, contact Joe by phone (412) 381-1301 or email Joe.Divack@alleghenycleanways.org.

      Thank you Joe for your hard work and dedication to cleaning up illegal dumps in Allegheny County!

        Allegheny CleanWays Gets a New Pickup Truck!

        Thanks to a very generous donation from the Babcock Charitable Trust and an individual donor, we were able to purchase this 2008 Ford F-150 to replace the 1992 Toyota that died on us last year.

        We are THRILLED to have a reliable (and good-looking!) vehicle.