Beautify Our 'Burgh

Beautify Our 'Burgh

The Beautify Our 'Burgh program (previously known as Redd Up Zone) engages volunteers in removing litter from City sidewalks.  We invite businesses and organizations to get a group of volunteers together to adopt a “zone,” and agree to hold year-round cleanups of that zone. In return, the City of Pittsburgh will let volunteer groups borrow cleaning supplies and pick up trash bags after cleanups. To recognize these groups, the City will place street signage that shows the groups’ commitment to keeping Pittsburgh litter-free.

If your group or organization is interested in adopting a zone through the Beautify Our' Burgh program please click on the "Beautify Our 'Burgh Application" link to the left.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact the Beautify Our 'Burgh Coordinator by calling 412-255-2750 or emailing beautifyourburgh@pittsburghpa.gov.

Beautify Our 'Burgh Info

Volunteer Requirements

As a Beautify Our 'Burgh volunteer, you agree to complete a minimum of four cleanups/year (preferably one every three months) for two years.  More frequent cleanups are encouraged.

  • We encourage schools, churches, community organizations, businesses and other groups to participate in the Beautify Our 'Burgh program as a way to promote community ownership and revitalization in their neighborhoods.
  • 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 supply kit contains: 5 brooms, 5 dustpans, 5 nifty nabbers, 1 five-gallon bucket, 1 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, by maintaining an active you are entitled to receive two Beautify Our 'Burgh signs to be placed in your adopted segment recognizing your contribution.

  • The City disposes of collected litter by Beautify Our 'Burgh volunteers for free!  To schedule a pick-up, please contact the Beautify Our 'Burgh Coordinator at 412-255-2750 or beautifyourburgh@pittaburghpa.gov and provide the following information:
    • Your name and phone number.
    • Name of the organization, group, or business adopting the Number of hours spent on the cleanup
    • Number of volunteers who participated
    • Number of trash bags that need to be picked up
    • Location of bags (must be left on public property)

How can I find out if there is a Beautify Our 'Burgh group in my neighborhood?

NOTE: The Beautify Our 'Burgh program is only for City of Pittsburgh streets.

Beautify Our 'Burgh Current Zones

Click here for a map of Beautify Our 'Burgh zones.