Allegheny CleanWays removes 11,300 pounds of trash from Allegheny River

Trib Live – Volunteers collected 11,300 pounds of trash from the Allegheny River and its shorelines during 16 cleanups held in June from Millvale to Freeport, according to the nonprofit Allegheny CleanWays. “We’re so pleased with it,” Hannah Samuels, volunteer and outreach coordinator with Allegheny CleanWays, said. “It was so high quality.” Samuels said this is the first year the nonprofit has done a series of cleanups like this in a row. Typically, it holds one public cleanup a month and a couple private cleanups. This year’s cleanups drew a combined 133 volunteers — including children — from the 11 participating communities.

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