SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 2021 | 9 AM - 11 AM

CLOSING CEREMONY HELD AT Threadbare Cider | 12 PM - 2 PM


who we are

The Garbage Olympics was created in 2017 by Renee Robinson, Alicia Carberry, and Lena Andrews as a fun way to build community in Pittsburgh neighborhoods while using competition as a motivation to clean up the city. The event was thrilled to be awarded the 2019 Neighborhood Image Award at Neighborhood Allies' Healthy Neighborhood Celebration.


what we do

The event has grown over the years from five East End neighborhoods to 34 communities all over the City of Pittsburgh (and Penn Hills!). Prizes are awarded for most trash collected, largest team, weirdest item found, and most spirit. In the most recent Olympics, almost 1,000 bags of trash were picked up from city streets. This event helps neighbors come together to clean up their communities while participating in a citywide event. In the Garbage Olympics, everyone wins!