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Pittsburgh to Host First Garbage Olympics

Five East End neighborhoods will face off in a competition to see which neighborhood can pick up the most trash in two hours.

This Saturday, the city of Pittsburgh is hosting its first-ever Pittsburgh Garbage Olympics, which will turn the task of picking up litter into a sport. For the event, five East End neighborhoods will face off in a competition to see which neighborhood can pick up the most trash in two hours.

The Clean Pittsburgh Commission will weigh the collected trash bags and determine the winning neighborhood.

90.5 WESA has more details:

The first Pittsburgh Garbage Olympics will turn picking up litter into a sport. On Saturday morning five East End neighborhoods will go head to head in the competition to see which can pick up the most trash.

Lena Andrews is an organizer and member of the neighborhood group East Liberty Trash Warriors.

“Everyone has between 9 and 11 to pick up as much trash as you can, and put it in a designated place, and at 11 you have to stop,” Andrews said.

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