1. As a volunteer, how many cleanups am I required to perform?
As a Redd Up Zone volunteer, you agree to complete a minimum of four cleanups/year (preferably one every three months) for two years. More frequent cleanups are encouraged.
2. Can schools, churches, community organizations and businesses adopt a Redd Up Zone?
Absolutely! We encourage schools, churches, community organizations, businesses and other groups to participate in our Redd Up Zone program as a way to promote community ownership and revitalization in their neighborhoods.
3. What supplies and support will the City provide if I adopt a street?
Volunteers can borrow cleanup supplies from the City’s Department of Public Works for their cleanups. Your group must arrange to pick up and return of the supplies borrowed for your project.
A Redd Up Zone Supply Kit contains: 5 brooms, 5 dustpans, 5 nifty nabbers, 1 five-gallon bucket, 2 hedge clippers, and 10 safety vests.
Volunteers will also receive a Neighborhood Concerns Form to track issues for the City to address as feasible.
In addition, as a Redd Up Zone Adopter you are entitled to receive two Redd Up Zone signs to be placed in your adopted segment recognizing your contribution.
4. What information do I need to provide the Mayor’s Office after my cleanup?
The City disposes of collected litter by Redd Up Zone volunteers for free! To schedule a pick-up, please contact the Redd Up Zone Coordinator at 412-255-2280 or firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information:
a. Your name and phone number.
b. Name of the organization, group, or business.
c. Number of hours spent on the cleanup.
d. Number of volunteers who participated.
e. Estimated pounds of litter that need to be picked up (One full bag of litter is approximately 20 pounds).
f. Location of bags (must be left on public property).
5. How can I find out if there is a Redd Up Zone group in my neighborhood?
6. Can I adopt streets outside of City limits?
The Redd Up Zone program is only for City of Pittsburgh streets.
Mayor's Office of Service and Civic Engagement
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219