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.
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.
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. It is the responsibility of the adopter to arrange to pick up and return of the supplies borrowed for your project. Supplies can be picked up from the Public Works Traffic Division at 2625 Liberty Avenue from 7am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday.
In addition to supplying trash bags and gloves, volunteers can request to borrow a Redd Up Zone Supply Kit, which contains 5 brooms, 5 dustpans, 5 nifty nabbers, 1 five-gallon bucket, 2 hedge clippers, and 10 safety vests. Supplies must be scheduled to be picked up in advance from the Public Works Traffic Division at 2625 Liberty Avenue in the Strip District. All unused supplies and the Redd Up Zone Supply Kit must be returned to the Public Works Traffic Division within three (3) business days after a cleanup. 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.
How do I get rid of the litter that I collected?
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.
How can I find out if there is a Redd Up Zone group in my neighborhood?
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
telephone: 412-255-2280 | facsimile 412-255-2988