Waste Cleanup and Diversion

Allegheny Cleanways engages and empowers people to eliminate illegal dumping and littering in Allegheny County.

We extend our gratitude to Colcom Foundation for their support of Allegheny CleanWays. With Colcom’s generous assistance, we’ve been able to maintain an updated fleet of work vehicles and boats essential for our crucial work in safeguarding and restoring our waterways as well as remediating illegal dumpsites all across our community. Colcom’s commitment to environmental conservation and their partnership in Allegheny CleanWays’ endeavor to combat littering creates a cleaner and safer Allegheny County.

Pennsylvania Resources Council protects local resources for future generations through environmental education, recycling, anti-litter campaigns, and more.

Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) envisions a Pennsylvania where nothing is wasted, where every resource is utilized effectively. Through education and direct services, PRC actively empowers residents of Southwestern PA to minimize their environmental footprint by reducing waste generation. The invaluable support from Colcom Foundation has played a pivotal role in sustaining and expanding our waste reduction and diversion efforts for over a decade. Thanks to Colcom’s funding, we have successfully diverted over 3 million pounds of materials from local landfills in 2023 alone. Over the last decade, with Colcom’s unwavering support, our recycling and composting initiatives have diverted a remarkable 14 million pounds, significantly contributing to a more sustainable future.


An Invitation to Learn from East Palestine

April 24, 2024 | Read More →

Schedule Announced for Hard to Recycle Collection Events

March 19, 2024 | Read More →

WVU-led Three Rivers Quest expands environmental research and education efforts with Colcom Foundation support

March 12, 2024 | Read More →

21 species declared extinct — but not the ivory-billed woodpecker

October 18, 2023 | Read More →

40% of Freshwater Fish Species in North America Are in Danger. Here’s why they’re in hot water.

January 24, 2020 | Read More →

29% of North America’s Bird Population Has Disappeared Since 1970. What’s Next?

January 24, 2020 | Read More →

If America’s Water Supply Is Tapped by 2071, How Are We Going to Quench the Thirst of Another 100 Million People?

January 29, 2020 | Read More →