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.
The cataloging of illegal dump sites is directed by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful with local support provided by Allegheny CleanWays. Assessments only address "third party" dump sites along public rights of way, not along off road areas or dumps on private property by the landowner. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has completed formal assessments of each Western PA county and is currently working on completing several in Central and Eastern PA. As of 2013, all counties have been surveyed. More information about each assessment is available from KPB.
Where We Work
What We Do
The Tireless Project is a collaboration of individuals and local organizations committed to stewardship of the rivers and streams of Allegheny County. The program was launched in 2003 by the Three Rivers Rowing Association in partnership with Nat Stone, a free-lance writer and rower who was horrified by the enormous volume of tires along the city's riverbanks when he rowed through on his adventure from New York City to New Orleans. Since its start, 3,748 volunteers have boarded our 28' pontoon boat, the Rachel Carson, and removed 536,530 pounds of debris, including 3,219 tires and 22,660 pounds of metal and other recyclables, from our riverbanks and streams.