Litter Patrol

Are you tired of garbage drifting across the sidewalks and collecting in the gutters of your community’s streets?  Are you fed up with trash landing on your lawn?  Do you worry about where all the garbage is going and how it might be affecting our city’s waterways and natural treasures like Schenley Park and Nine Mile Run? Are you concerned that the appearance of litter detracts from the beauty and vitality of Squirrel Hill’s business district?  Are you frustrated that business owners and property managers aren’t doing enough to combat the trash problem, or don’t appear to be doing anything at all?  If you can answer yes to any of these questions, or if you’ve contemplated what you can do to make a tangible difference, rest assured that you are not alone.

The proliferation of unsightly garbage, from cigarette butts and fast food waste to airborne shopping bags and discarded appliances, is a pervasive cultural and environmental problem that can be traced to many root sources and pathways of travel (unintentional carelessness, willful disregard, improperly bagged waste, spillage during collection, wind, storm runoff).  It’s no secret that litter can have dire consequences reaching far beyond mere aesthetic degradation.

To volunteer, call the Coalition office at (412) 422-7666 or fill out our volunteer form!

Chair: Rachel Lecrone

Trying to figure out how to recycle a certain item? Check out the City’s webpage on the topic here.

about SHUC

Preserving, Improving, and Celebrating the Quality of Life in Squirrel Hill

For over fifty years, the Coalition has been an active and important link in the community. It has served as a sounding board for new ideas, as well as a “watchdog” in the areas of public safety, education, residential quality, the business district, and parks and open space. With its focus on the quality of life in the 14th Ward, SHUC continues to monitor activities and future developments in the community through a range of standing committees.


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