Does your neighborhood need redd up? You can make a difference by channeling your competitive spirit in the 2023 Garbage Olympics this Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The annual competition to see which neighborhood can pick up the most trash started in 2017, and it’s been growing every year since. Last year, more than 500 volunteers representing 48 neighborhoods collected over 1,000 bags of trash, plus hundreds of tires, TVs, and other bulk items.
Allentown won first place in 2022; Garfield and Penn Hills won second and third. Prizes are awarded for most trash collected, largest team, weirdest item found, and most spirit.
Bags, gloves, safety vests, and litter grabbers will be provided by Public Works and the Clean Pittsburgh Commission.
Afterwards, celebrate at the closing ceremony at Threadbare Cider House from 12 to 2 p.m. Happy cleaning!