City of Pittsburgh Council District 7
Fall Yard Debris Info

Leaves are turning throughout District 7 as autumn comes to Pittsburgh. While watching the leaves change is one of our favorite things about the fall months, cleaning up and properly disposing of leaves is often one of the most important basic quality of life issues in our neighborhoods during the fall season.                            

To better serve District 7 constituents, we’ve put together this blurb about special DPW fall yard debris pickup dates, yard debris drop-off center locations and requirements.

If you’d like to have your yard debris collected via curbside collection, then you may want to participate in the City’s yard debris collection day. This year’s DPW Environmental Services’ fall 2013 yard debris collection day will be held on Saturday, November 9th.

If you would like to participate, please note the following guidelines for debris collection:

  • Bag Leaves for Collection: Residents must bag leaves in paper bags only and place them out at your normal refuse collection site. Bags should NOT exceed 35 pounds.
  • Leaves in plastic bags will not be accepted. Paper yard debris bags can be purchased at local hardware or department stores.
  • Tree Branches and Bushes: Cut, bundle and tie branches and bushes in lengths not exceeding 5 ft. in length. Tree branch diameter should not exceed four (4) inches.

Please note that City crews will not collect dirt, rocks, stones or cement.

Yard debris left at the curb by contracted lawn care workers or independent contractors will not be collected by city crews.

Yard debris not meeting the collection guidelines will not be collected by city crews.

If you have any questions please contact Environmental Services at (412)-255-2631 or (412)-255-2773.

Regarding leaf and yard debris disposal DPW Director Rob Kaczerowski said, “Residents need to know that they can either bag their leaves and place them out for normal trash collection, or take leaves to one of our drop locations.”

Director Kaczerowski added that, “residents also need to know that raking, piling leaves into the city street is not permitted.”

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works also operates a number of yard debris drop-off centers. City of Pittsburgh residents can drop-off debris items such as leaves and tree branch bundles directly at these locations, which are located in the East End, West End, and Hazlewood.

For information about drop-off requirements and location details, take a look at the Department of Public Works’ Yard Debris Drop-Off webpage.

District 7 residents are also always encouraged to contact the City Council District office with any additional questions related to yard debris and leaf disposal by emailing or by calling 412-255-2140.  


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