Litter Doesn't Live Here!
Don't Trash My Turf, DON'T LITTER!
The problem of litter in urban areas is an issue that plagues cities both large and small. Widely accepted as a contributing factor in the overall disintegration of neighborhoods and communities and as leading to more serious problems including vandalism, graffiti, illegal dumping and a host of other forms of urban decay, litter is an issue that cannot and should not be ignored.
Every piece of litter contributes to the problem, from the smallest cigarette butt to the largest piece of trash. There is no such thing as harmless littering. Litter drives down property values, costs millions of tax dollars to clean up, causes accidents and contributes to an unhealthy living environment. The solution is simple; lead by example, DON’T LITTER! Use a trash can, keep a litter bag in your car, teach your kids not to litter and encourage your friends & neighbors to support litter prevention and clean-up efforts.
The DON’T TRASH MY TURF! campaign is a partnership between the Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and the Pennsylvania Resources Council made possible by a grant from the Colcom Foundation.
“Pittsburgh truly is America’s Most Livable City, and its rivers, hills and architecture create unmatched beauty. I take pride in calling Pittsburgh my hometown. So join me in making a conscious effort to protect its scenic beauty by keeping our town litter free. DON’T TRASH MY TURF!” - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl