The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation
is continuing it's mission of greening up its Penn Avenue business district with the installation of 22 new litter receptacles, and the recent hire of new Beautification Coordinator, Michael Yellets.
The 45 gallon litter receptacles were designed by Penn Avenue based Technique Architectural Products founder and CMU alum, Ray Appleby. Appleby is a notable sculpture artist, who has exhibited in galleries in New York and Pittsburgh, and has been perfecting the design of the receptacles for the WCDC over the course of the last year.
"Appleby has completed the prototype, and he's currently manufacturing 22 receptacles, which should be out on the street in the next four to six weeks," says Tracy Evans, Executive Director of the WCDC. "We will be continuing to seek funds to do make receptacles. We know we probably need between 65 and 75."
In addition, the WCDC recently hired lifetime Wilkinsburger Michael Yellets as its Beautification Coordinator. Yellets will be responsible for hands on cleanup projects in the business district, such as litter and flier removal.
Founded in 2007, The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation has been funded primarily by the Tri-State Capital Bank's Neighborhood Partnership Program, with additional support from local businesses.Sign up
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Source: Tracy Evans, Executive Director of WCDC
Writer: John Farley
Image courtesy WCDC.