City Of Pittsburgh Snow Angels Program 
Snow covered sidewalks can be hazardous for everyone. Pittsburgh Snow Angels is a program that helps minimize the hardships of winter by pairing volunteers with elderly or disabled residents to assist with snow removal. 
 
Along with fostering stronger community relationships and relieving some of the stress that comes from a snow storm, Snow Angels makes our sidewalks safer for those who continue to serve despite the winter weather – like postal service workers, firemen, and police officers.
You can now call 3-1-1 to volunteer or request an angel.
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2018 Pittsburgh Christmas Tree Recycling
The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has announced that the Christmas tree recycling program will be available again this year. Residents can take trees to the following drop-off locations to have the tree composted at no cost.  
 
For a tree to be composted at a drop-off location, all ornaments, lights and stands must be removed. Trees in plastic bags or netting will not be accepted. Christmas trees set out at the curb for refuse pick-up will be sent to the landfill.  
 
Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-Off Locations:  
 
Hazelwood Schenley Park Division –  Open Year Round 
Location: 40 Melanchton St Pittsburgh, PA 15207 
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Contact: 412-422-6524 
 
East End 2nd Division of Public Works – Open Year Round  
6814 Hamilton Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (North Dallas Ave. at Hamilton Ave.) 
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. 
Contact: 412-665-3609 
 
West End 5th Division of Public Works – Open Year Round  
1330 Hassler St. Pittsburgh, PA 15220  (Off Herschel St. & Steuben St. near Herschel Park)  
Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Contact: 412-937-3054 
 
Strip District Environmental Services Lot – Open January 2018 Only  
3001 Railroad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (near 30th St. and Railroad St.) 
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. 
Contact: 412-255-2773 
 
Baum Grove Parklet in Friendship – Open January 2018 Only 
City Sponsored Pilot Drop Off 
400 Roup Ave. Pgh PA 15232 (off of Fairmont Ave.)  
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. 
Contact: 412-255-2773  
 
Questions? Contact the City of Pittsburgh Recycling Division for more information: (412) 255-2631    

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Some South Oakland water tests show elevated lead levels.  Join us to learn more about organizing a neighborhood-wide lead level survey.
OPDC invites you to hear from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) about lead contamination sources and what precautions can be taken to remedy them. 
 
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
St. Regis Parish Hall 3235 Parkview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213   
 

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Grow food. Sustain neighborhoods. Bring people together.
Grow Pittsburgh strives to teach people how to grow food and to promote the benefits that gardens bring to our neighborhoods. 
 
They are currently hiring three new positions to start in 2018.  There will be two full-time positions and one part-time position—each comes with a full benefits package.  Grow Pittsburgh Staff will help build and support unique gardens and farms by connecting directly with students, schools, families, home growers, and farmers.  
 
Available Positions 
  • Frick Greenhouse and Shiloh Farm Manager (Full-time)
  • Learning Garden Educator (Full-time)
  • Community Garden Coordinator (Part-time 30+ hours/wk)   
 

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HARD TO RECYCLE COLLECTIONS WESTERN PA 
 
Since 2003, PRC has held Hard to Recycle collections in Southwestern PA with the goal of providing responsible and convenient recycling for items not able to be recycled at the curb. At these events individuals have been able to recycle such item as e-waste, cell phones, polystyrene, compact fluorescent bulbs, alkaline batteries, Freon-containing appliances, tires and more. 
 
Saturday, July 29th
La Roche College 
 
Saturday, August 12th
Century III Mall 
 
Saturday, October 7th
Settlers Cabin Park 
 
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The Bureau of Animal Care & Control serves the residents of the City of Pittsburgh by providing care, control and resolution to situations dealing with domestic animals and wildlife. 
 
The Bureau of Animal Care & Control provides assistance to Bureaus within the Department of Public Safety, other City Departments and the Allegheny County Health Department in situations involving animals, both domestic and wild. The Bureau enforces City and State codes dealing with animals; issues citations and appears in court; helps to keep our City’s parks animal-nuisance free; works with non-profit animal shelters; provides consultation to other municipalities concerning animal issues; and assists the Pennsylvania Game Commission in tracking the rabies virus. 
 
Animal Control Agents capture stray animals, assist in pet/owner recovery, resolve neighbor disputes over animals, assist the elderly and physically-challenged with animal concerns, advise and teach residents of their responsibility as pet owners, advise non-pet owners of their rights, and assist in the removal of nuisance wildlife. (Nuisance wildlife is defined as wildlife that causes, or is about to cause, property damage or that presents a threat to the health or safety of the community by means of disease transmission or direct attacks.) The Bureau also quarantines animals, provides removal of deceased animals and assists police and the District Attorney's office with humane investigations. 
 

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Volunteer Opportunities
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) 
 
The City is looking for a minimum of 10 Oakland residents to train as Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members.  The classes are about a 16 hour commitment, that can either split it into 1 evening a week for 2 hours or 2 full Saturdays. The choice will be up to the group. 
 
CERT is a training program that allows civilians and government employees to take the necessary steps in an emergency to save lives. During emergencies citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the medical emergencies by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective. CERTs are not intended to replace a community's response capability, but rather, to serve as an important supplement to it during emergencies when government response capabilities are spread thin. 
 

* – All City of Pittsburgh offices and most Citiparks facilities will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. 
 
* – Oakland refuse collection rescheduled from Tuesday, May 30 to Wednesday, May 31
* – Liberty Bridge Weekend Closure May 26-30 
 
PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the Liberty Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday night, May 26 through Tuesday morning, May 30 (weather permitting). 
 
The Liberty Bridge will close to traffic in both directions from 8 p.m. Friday night continuously through 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.  The bridge will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Crews will conduct deck reconstruction work, placing new bearing seats and stringer beams, and installing new strip seal dams.  
 
The outbound Liberty Tunnel and PJ McArdle Roadway will remain open the entire weekend. A single-lane will remain open in the inbound (northbound) Liberty Tunnel, with traffic only able to turn right onto PJ McArdle Roadway.  
 
All Liberty Bridge traffic will be detoured during the closure. Most official detours involve I-376 and US-19 Banksville Rd.  A common GPS landmark would be Eat'n Park at 1250 Banksville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
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The City of Pittsburgh offers special curbside collection days twice a year to promote environmentally-friendly disposal of your seasonal yard debris. 
 
Please check your collection calendar at http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/CE_Map_and_Calendar.pdf 
 
or visit PGH.ST to schedule reminders for upcoming dates. 
 
We will collect the following items curbside:
  • Leaves
  • Branches (4" diameter or less)
  • Brush
  • Grass
 
Yard waste that does not meet the collection guidelines will be left at the curb.
This month instead of the regular meeting they're organizing two tree care days in Oakland; one will be in South Oakland and the other in West Oakland. They're still finalizing the dates/times with Tree Pittsburgh but stay tuned so you can come out and work side-by-side with your neighbors to keep our trees healthy. 
 
There is no technical expertise involved; it’s weeding, and mulching for the most part. If there is any pruning that needs to be done, that will be flagged for trained individuals.