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Penn Hills group to host fourth litter pick up event of the year

Dillon Carr
| Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, 11:57 a.m.
Volunteers with the Penn Hills Anti-Litter Group (from left) Darius Wade, 15, of McKeesport, Selah Curran, 14, of Penn Hills, Faith Milazzo and Becky Fenoglietto of Penn Hills help pick up litter along Verona Road on July 15, 2017.
Volunteers with the Penn Hills Anti-Litter Group (from left) Darius Wade, 15, of McKeesport, Selah Curran, 14, of Penn Hills, Faith Milazzo and Becky Fenoglietto of Penn Hills help pick up litter along Verona Road on July 15, 2017.

An anti-littering group in Penn Hills will meet this month to pick up trash on Verona Road.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the former Butler Gas Products Co., 4700 Verona Road, at 9 a.m. Sept. 22.

Penn Hills Anti-Litter Group is hosting the event, which is expected to last until about 11 a.m.

Faith Milazzo, the group’s founder, said this month’s event will be the group’s fourth of the year. They have picked up trash on stretches of Long Road, Old William Penn Highway and in the Lincoln Park area.

So far, she estimates the group has picked up about 113 bags of trash and more than a dozen bags of recyclables, plus many tires. Last year, the group collected 100 bags of trash and 25 bags of recyclables, she said.

The group also participated in the municipality’s Earth Day litter pickup event, when a group of five people collected about 20 bags of trash.

“Join the friendly volunteers of Penn Hills Anti-Litter Group,” says the group’s Facebook event. “We provide the orange vests, gloves and garbage bags. You provide an hour or two of help.”

Milazzo said the group is planning the year’s last litter pickup event for Nov. 3 along Duff Road.

Participants are encouraged to RSVP by emailing PHAntiLitterGroup@gmail.com or by joining the event on Facebook.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, dcarr@tribweb.com or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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