Disposal of Waste

Waste Disposal

City of Pittsburgh Curbside Waste Pick-up (Pittsburgh residents only, varies by municipality - Weekly)
Household trash, chairs, bikes, small appliances, garden tools, end tables, ironing boards, roasters, & grills
Carpeting – Tied in bundles not exceeding 35 lbs or 5 feet in length
2 Bulk items per week – couch, table, shelves, box springs, washer, toilets, hot water tanks, etc. (NO Freon appliances)
Environmental Services: 412-255-2773

Freon Appliances – Contact for further information

Appliance Warehouse
523 Bingham Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Yard Waste – take to Pittsburgh Department of Public Works Locations. Pittsburgh residents only. Call local municipality officials for disposal options.
Accepts leaves, grass, plants, tree trimmings, branches, shrubs

East End Center (412-665-3609)
North Dallas Ave. at Hamilton Ave.

    Electronics Recycling Centers and Retail Stores

    Electronics Recycling (Call for Specifics, Hours, and Pricing)

    Check with Commonwealth Computer Recycling for electronic recycling events near you!

    Evolution E-Cycling
    2235 Mary Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    (412) 390-3450

    Construction Junction
    214 North Lexington Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208
    (412) 243-5024

    eLoop Regional Recycling Center

      General Recycling

      Recyclable Items
      All drop-off Centers
      All Bottles (Aluminum, Glass, Plastic) & Cans & Plastic Containers 1,2,3,4,&5
      Newspaper (Tied of loose or in a paper bag)
      Corrugated Cardboard (Must be dry & flat)
      Magazines, Catalogs & Paperboard (Flatten ALL paperboard)
      White Office (or Copy) Paper (loose ONLY)
      Mixed/Colored Paper & Junk Mail (loose or in paper bag)
      Telephone Books (loose ONLY)

      Public Works Drop-off Centers only
      Yard Debris (grass clippings, hedges, tree clippings, shrubs, leaves) (loose or in paper bag - No plastic bags) - proof of city residency required
      Scrap Metal (loose ONLY) - no Freon appliances
      Scrap Tires (Tires ONLY - No rims) - limit of 2 per day rimless

      Public Works Drop-Off Centers (Open Mon-Fri 8 am - 2 pm, call for more hours)
      East End Drop-Off Center
      North Dallas Ave. at Hamilton Ave

      Hazelwood Drop-Off Center

        Illegal Dumpsite Surveys

        In June of 2009, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful released reports for the City of Pittsburgh from their Illegal Dumpsite Survey Program. The report listed 279 dumpsites with a total estimated tonnage of 676 tons within the city. A map indicating the locations of those 279 dump sites and the progress in eliminating them is shown below. Click on the map to see a larger version.

        Updated IDS map: 01/27/2011

          State of the City Report 2011

          This report contains an overview of waste management, blight and property issues, including litter, illegal dumping, vacant lots and buildings, abandoned cars, graffiti, and recycling in the City of Pittsburgh.

          The Clean Pittsburgh Commission's vision for Pittsburgh is to be recognized as one of America’s cleanest cities. We see Pittsburgh as a place where images of a dirty steel town are those of our past. Our City’s government and its citizens are dedicated to making Pittsburgh a cleaner and greener place.

          Highlights from this report include: