Doug Clark and Sarah Van Horn of CEC Pittsburgh recently volunteered at the “DumpBuster” cleanup in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood, run by Allegheny Cleanways. Doug and Sarah joined a group of 14 volunteers to pull nearly 2,800 pounds of trash and 28 tires off a hillside near Westinghoue High School. The group plans to do a similar cleanup in Stowe Township, a suburb of Pittsburgh, next month.
DumpBusters is a dumpsite remediation program in which volunteers work in three-hour shifts to clean up illegal dumpsites four days a week year-round. The program works on vacant and city-owned properties in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with the goal of removing all evidence of illegal dumping in order to prevent future dumping.
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