Department of Public Works
Managing Your Waste

Acceptable Items

Bulk waste includes common large and over-sized items, such as:

  • Sofas, Recliner Chairs, Tables
  • Box Springs, Mattresses, Dressers 
  • Stoves, Washers, Dryers 
  • Toilets, Hot Water Tanks 
  • Windows, Cabinets
  • Fencing in bundles not exceeding 35 pounds or 5 feet in length


Bulky Waste may be set out curbside with your regularly scheduled refuse pick-up.

  • Limit two items per week
  • Place at curb no earlier than 7:00 p.m. on the night before collection and no later than 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection

Unacceptable Items

The City of Pittsburgh does not collect the following items curbside:

  • Televisions, Computers, Peripherals
  • Freon Appliances
  • Household Chemicals/Hazardous Wastes
  • Demolition and Construction Wastes
  • Batteries, Light Bulbs
  • Car and Automobile Parts, Tires

Be sure to visit our Materials Recovery Map to explore additional options for re-use, recycling or responsible disposal of various items. 


Excessive Bulk Waste

Any excess material and other excessively large items above the two-item limit will NOT be collected unless special pickup arrangements have been made.

  • minimum cost of $100 for each half-hour applies to special bulk pickups.
    • Personal checks or money orders only. Make checks payable to City of Pittsburgh Treasurer. 

Call our office at 412-255-2773 to arrange for a special pickup.

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