Marathon Junk Collage

We Want Your Junk!

For the second year in a row, GTECH is partnering with the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and Operation Better Block to green-up a vacant lot around the route.  On the day of the Marathon, GTECH, Operation Better Block’s Junior Green Corps and the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse will set up a space adjacent to Homewood’s water station at North Lang Avenue and Frankstown Road. With your help, we will be collecting  “junk” to be incorporated into a work of art throughout the day. Like a paint-by-number project, the pieces will be assembled to create a large collage for everyone in the race to experience. Many will help in the assembly, including Junior Green Corps members, staff and volunteers from the organizations, and Marathon spectators and participants.

So Pittsburgh, give us your junk!

Junior Green Corp._Lot clean up
OBB’s Junior Green Corp. picking up trash from the lot on Frankstown and N. Lang.


  • Found or recycled materials.
  • No larger than 2’ x 2’
  • Must be able to be screwed or nailed to a piece of plywood
  • Please no:
    1. glass
    2. paper
    3. objects with sharp edges
    4. materials containing toxic or liquid materials


GTECH Strategies Office’s Parking Lot

6587 Hamilton Ave. 15206

Parking lot is located on Julius Street. Enter through the gated area. Materials can be left in the labeled yellow bin from 7am til 7pm Monday thru Friday. 


Everyone is invited to help us build the junk collage the day of the Marathon. We will be onsite, Frankstown Rd. and N. Lang Ave., starting at 7AM.

There will be snacks and lots of Marathon day activities throughout the Homewood neighborhood.

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