Dumpbuster Truck "Goes Green"

ACW's dumpbox goes from doleful black to serene, environmental green following a recent paint job. New signage to follow soon

Our watershed education program gets a boost thanks to ACCD grant

Thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD), the Tireless Project will be able to expand both our cleanup and education efforts this year. We’re looking forward to engaging more volunteers and educating more people (especially youth) about watershed stewardship this year.

Heinz Endowments funds work in Hazelwood

We are thrilled to announce that the work we have been doing in Hazelwood will continue thanks to a $95,000 grant from the Heinz Endowments. The Heinz Endowments supports efforts to make southwestern Pennsylvania a premier place to live and work, a center for learning and education excellence, and a region that embraces diversity and inclusion.

Recycle your Christmas Tree!

For the City of Pittsburgh's Tree Recycling Program, you can take your tree to any of the city drop-off locations Monday-Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please note that the drop-off location at the Environmental Services office in the Strip District runs only through the end of January.

The Allegheny County Department of Parks Christmas tree recycling program runs through Jan. 17. The trees will be mulched and used in the county’s parks.

Drop-off locations:

Boyce Park: Parking lot by the wave pool

Deer Lakes: Parking lot by Veterans Shelter

Harrison Hills: Parking lot at the intersection of Chipmunk & Cottontail Drive

Hartwood Acres: Parking lot at the mansion

North Park: Parking lot at the swimming pool

Round Hill: Parking lot between Meadow & Alfalfa Shelters

Settler's Cabin: Parking lot by the wave pool

Oakwatch: The Oakland Code Enforcement Project

In Oakland, a dedicated group of residents and enforcement officials work collaboratively each month to enforce city codes and make the neighborhood safer and more beautiful. Oakwatch: The Oakland Code Enforcement Project emerged in 2011 when hundreds of Oakland residents created The Oakland 2025 Master Plan and named code enforcement as a top priority for implementation. Since then, Oakwatch has successfully reclaimed vacant lots, engaged landlords in neighborhood beautification projects, and reduced friction between long-term residents and the more transient student population. This brand of civic engagement exemplifies how resident participation in public processes generates positive results. Oakwatch has gained city-wide recognition as an effective model for collaborative public safety advocacy and code enforcement. Recently, with some Allegheny Cleanways networking help, Oakwatch helped bring a long-known illegal dumping site up to code.