Help from Gorillas sought for Community Clean Up Project! 

Help is being sought from Gorillas for the Community Clean Up Project between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Oct. 23 — the same day that members of the PSU Honors College will be doing their volunteer Pitt Project to help those who need it! 

Volunteers in groups of four will disperse across eight zones in the city to collect bulky items, load them in dump trucks, and help unload the dump trucks at dump sites at the YMCA and Tyler Research Center at PSU. 

“I think we all know the importance of keeping our community clean and presentable to visitors, as well as residents,” said organizer Craig Fuchs, director of the PSU Honors College. “This day is all about collaborating with the city, our students, and each other to help make Pittsburg look like a town we can be proud of.” 

Fuchs is actively seeking participants from across campus, including student organizations, employees, and athletes, to help.

Want to add your name to the list? Sign up here

Have something to be picked up? You must sign up by Oct. 20 in order to participate. Here's how: 

  • Online
  • Download the city’s SeeClickFix app for mobile or desktop and submit a ticket using the “Bulk Item Special Pick Up Day” category.
  • Over the phone
  • Call City of Pittsburg Customer Service at 620-231-4100 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. All participants will be required to provide their phone number, email address, and water account number. 

Items to be picked up should be placed on the curb no sooner than 8 a.m. Oct. 21, and no later than 8 a.m. Oct. 23. Items must be in front of the listed address against the street curb. For residences with ditches, they should be placed at the edge of the driveway on flat, level ground. 

Items accepted: 

  • Mattresses or Box Springs 
  • Recliners, Lounge Chairs and Couches 
  • Wooden Furniture (Dressers, Shelving, Etc.) 
  • Large Plastic Children’s Furniture/Playsets 
  • Refrigerators 
  • Chest Freezers 
  • Washers/Dryers 
  • Hot Water Tanks 
  • Microwaves 
  • Tires 

Items NOT accepted: 

  • Limbs or brush 
  • General household waste or trash 
  • Carpets or flooring 
  • Lumber, gypsum product, or construction debris of any kind 
  • Electronic waste such as TVs, computers, etc. 
  • Hazardous waste 

Items not accepted that are left out will not be picked up and will be considered a code violation if left on the curb after three days. Bulky items not registered in the system by the Oct. 20 deadline will not be picked up.

Photo credit: Cody Renfro/City of Pittsburg and a PSU alumnus