Education & Awareness

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

 

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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.

Evolution E-cycling, the New Recycler in Town

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

ACW August Newsletter - Volunteers Pitch In To Support Stanton Heights Community Composting

by Leah Thill

A few weeks ago a handful of volunteers gathered to learn firsthand about the community composting project in Stanton Heights. After a grand tour, they heard from Mike Sturges about the history of the project and tips on how to prevent odor and how to reach appropriately warm temperatures within the compost pile.