Keep it Clean, Oakland, (KICO) is OPDC’s collaborative effort with students, residents and local businesses to clean and green Oakland.
Through the financial support of the University of Pittsburgh, these volunteers connect to beautify Oakland in a variety of ways. KICO has several volunteer programs that appeal to the many different interests of key Oakland stakeholders. Whether you want to pick up trash through our Adopt-a-Block program, learn how to get involved with tree planting efforts on your street through TreeVitalize, or work with your neighbors to grow fresh produce in a community garden, KICO is an exciting outlet for those who are looking to make Oakland a cleaner and greener community.Learn more about volunteering with KICO
Recycling Electronics, Appliances, & More
The City of Pittsburgh does not collect televisions and computers on trash day. Avoid fines and citations—do not leave your old TV on the curb. The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) organizes collection events throughout the region for hard to recycle materials. You can find more information about hard to recycle materials and a schedule of upcoming events on PRC’s and the City of Pittsburgh’s websites:
Oakland Dumpster Project
OPDC’s KICO program coordinates the annual Oakland Dumpster Project to ensure Oakland’s streets are clean during student move-in. OPDC began the project in response to a call for support from the City of Pittsburgh in 2003.