Join Us for Litter League
April 20-May 31, 2024

Hosted by Friends of the Riverfront and Allegheny CleanWaysLitter League is a 6-week annual competition for Allegheny County’s best litter picking teams! In its first three seasons, the Litter League has collected a grand total of 139,627.5 pounds of litter in Allegheny County.

Beginning on Earth Day weekend and continuing for six weeks, teams of neighbors and colleagues will compete in tournaments across Allegheny County, accomplishing trashy challenges to earn points and win prizes. At the end of the season, an overall champion is declared, and outstanding teams are awarded.
  • Compete in 3 litter kickin’ tournaments in communities across Allegheny County
  • Complete trashy challenges to earn points for your squad
  • Challenge a rival team to a litter pickin’ showdown
  • Organize cleanups using a garbage hot spot map
  • Win prizes, awards, and bragging rights as Litter League Champions
  • Create cleaner communities while giving back

Opening Pickoff

Saturday, April 20, 12pm


Mid Season Meet

Friday, May 10, 6pm



Friday, May 31, 6pm

Downtown Pittsburgh

Register for a Team

$100 Neighborhood Team

Call your friends and pick a name! Field a neighborhood or small business (fewer than 50 employees) team for Litter League. Up to 10 team members can play at a time.  Registration includes:

  • One Litter League Team
  • 10 Cleanup Kits


$1000 Colleague Team

Show us how your teamwork makes the dream work by playing with co-workers. The Colleague Team is perfect for larger businesses (50+ employees) looking for ways to give back to the community and promote teamwork. Registration includes:

  • Registration for one Litter League Team
  • 10 Cleanup Kits
  • Company logo on Friends and Allegheny Cleanways websites


$20 Free Agent

Don’t have a team, but love to compete? Register as a Free Agent and we’ll place you on a team! Registration includes:

  • Registration for one Litter League Team Member
  • Cleanup Kit


Be a Litter League Sponsor

$2000 Tournament Sponsor

Sponsor one of three League Tournaments and showcase the spirit of our champions

  • Opening remarks at tournament 
  • Logo on all tournament signage
  • Logo on promotional marketing
  • Special Thanks on Friends and ACW social media, 
  • Special Thanks on Friends and ACW websites

$3000 Presenting Sponsor

Become the presenting sponsor of the 2024 Litter League and lead Allegheny County’s premier volunteer litter competition to victory!

  • Registration for one Litter League Team (optional)
  • Opening remarks and ceremonial “first pick” at the Earth Day Tournament
  • Contact with up to 200 litter league players from local corporations, neighborhoods and community groups
  • Company logo on all Cleanup Kit buckets used throughout season by all players and volunteers
  • Company logo on all event signage, League marketing, and Friends and ACW social media


2023 Season Awards

Overall Champion

Highest total points

Northside 412 Redder Uppers

Earning 10 points on the season, The 412 Redder Uppers excelled in every aspect of gameplay.  Not only did they report the largest quantity of litter in their division,  expanded their territory from the neighborhood of Fineview to the larger region of Pittsburgh’s Northside, recruiting star players and clearing large illegal dumpsites with coordination and speed.

Heavy Lifters

Most litter by weight

With a record-breaking 29,172lbs of litter collected, the U. S. Steel River Raptors showcased the legendary collective effort of steelworkers. They targeted dumpsites around three Monongahela Valley mills and removed tons upon tons of tires, construction debris, and illegally dumped refuse from the land. 

Prize: Summer hats and stickers from Patagonia Pittsburgh


Most inspirational

Penn Hills Litter Avengers

Despite numerous challenges to the health and availability of veteran players, The Litter Avengers continuously gathered community support throughout the season attracting new players and sponsors to their cause. They completed every challenge and followed the rulebook to the letter, earning the Helper award for three years in a row.


Prize: Unbreakable Pint Cups and free boat rentals from Three Rivers Outdoor Co

Cleanup Artists

Most creative reuse of litter

The research division of U. S. Steel earned the Cleanup Artist award for collecting over 100 lbs of littered steel, melting it, rolling it into a sheet and transforming it into a metal trash can bearing the logos of Friends of the Riverfront and Allegheny CleanWays


Prize: Tickets to the Mattress Factory Museum


Most litter reports generated

Northside 412 Redder Uppers

The Northside team created more reports than any other team, often including G.P.S. coordinates and anecdotal evidence about the source of the litter. When coordinating the removal of troublesome illegal dumpsites, they communicated with their local authorities and provoked deeper questioning about the long term strategies towards a cleaner environment


Prize: Nalgene Reusable Water Bottles from L.L. Bean 


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