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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$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

Mayor’s Roundtable on Litter and Illegal Dumping

Allegheny CleanWays will participate in a Roundtable discussion on Pittsburgh’s Litter & Illegal Dumping problem. This is part of the Mayor’s on-going series of meetings between the City of Pittsburgh and key players on the topic of litter and illegal dumping in the region. The goal of this event is to work towards common strategies to combat these longstanding issues. This invitation-only roundtable event is on July 9th at 9am.

In the News!

Our programs have gotten quite a bit of local press lately. Check out these links to read, see, and hear all about what’s been going on!

Western PA's trashiest locations found around waterways- 6/14/2015

Nonprofit, task force targeting Hazelwood litter- 7/2/15

KDKA Radio - 7/1/15 (re: work in Hazelwood)

May election over, yet political signs remain as 'eyesores'– 7/3/15