Business and Institutions
The operator of every business establishment located within the City of Pittsburgh must establish a program to recycle the following items:
- High grade office paper
- Mixed paper
- Plastic bottles & jugs
- Corrugated cardboard
- Aluminum cans
- Leaf waste
Establishments are also highly encouraged to recycle all colored glass bottles & jars by using one of our drop-off centers. By contacting specific haulers on our list, some can assist with proper diversion techniques and solutions to higher and best use of certain material types.
Establishments should contract a private hauler to collect and deliver the recyclables directly to a processor.
- List of Commercial Recycling Haulers (Updated 12/29/15)
Your recycling not only helps to recover valuable resources and save energy, but the tonnage reported by private haulers, businesses and institutions also enable the city to attract more funding from the State.
If a private hauler is used, then the hauler can provide the tonnage report to the City on behalf of his clients.