If you are smelling foul odors or seeing heavy smoke, you may be witnessing a violation of county or state regulations. In Allegheny County, call the Allegheny County Health Department at (412) 687-ACHD or click here to report an odor or smoke problem. In SW PA outside of Allegheny County, call PA DEP at (412) 442-4184 to file a complaint, or (412) 442-4000 for emergencies. Please let GASP know if you contact ACHD or DEP and how your complaint was handled.
You can also use a mobile phone app created by the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. Reporting bad smells only takes a few clicks, and your report is automatically sent to ACHD. You can also see a map of other smell reports made using the app. Learn more and get links to the app here.
GASP consistently receives complaints from community members about foul odors and thick smoke. We urge you to call ACHD or DEP every time you notice these problems. Let your officials know that you want polluters to be held accountable and that you want the laws and regulations enforced.