Penn Hills litter haters will have two hours on an upcoming Saturday to collect as much garbage as possible to compete for prizes in the third annual Pittsburgh Garbage Olympics.
The Penn Hills Anti-Litter Group will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. to compete in the Sept. 21 event. The group will meet at Butler Gas, 4700 Verona Road, to split into teams to pick up trash along Verona Road between Coal Hollow and Frankstown roads.
The group will provide participants with gloves, orange vests and garbage bags.
The Pittsburgh Garbage Olympics was started by Mayor Bill Peduto’s Clean Pittsburgh Commission. Volunteers from 20 city neighborhoods found TVs, refrigerators, tires and other trash items during 2018’s event.
This year, 33 neighborhoods, along with Penn Hills, have signed up to compete in the event for prizes awarding the dirtiest volunteer, most garbage collected, most volunteers in a group and strangest item found.
To wrap up the citywide event at 12 p.m., judges from the commission will choose the winners at Threadbare Cider and Mead in Troy Hill.