Department of Public Works
Environmental Services

The Bureau of Environmental Services is responsible for all refuse collection for the City of Pittsburgh as well as recycling and bulk waste pickup in the City.

News and Program Updates

Visit the Collection Schedules page to find out your recycling collection week.  You may also call the Bureau of Environmental Services at 412-255-2773.

posted 12/22/15 @ 2:56 pm

The first of the City of Pittsburgh’s 2016 biannual curbside yard waste collection is coming up on Saturday May 14th. Your participation in this program helps the environment by diverting valuable resources from the landfill. Before 6:00 am the morning of pickup, please make sure to set out your materials in paper bags or in bundled lengths not to exceed 5 feet. Branches over 4 inches in diameter will not be accepted. Refer to guidelines for full details.

posted 11/02/15 @ 12:51 pm

Effective January 1, 2013, the City of Pittsburgh will no longer collect televisions, computers and computer peripherals at the curb. This is because the State of Pennsylvania has banned these items from landfills (see the Covered Devices Recycling Act (CDRA), Pa Act 108 of 2010). Computer peripherals include monitors, keyboards, mice, external drives, printers and other devices exclusively plugged into a computer. Do not place these items at the curb or you may be cited. These items must be taken to an electronics retail store or collection location where they will be collected for recycling purposes.

For more information on the new CDRA Act or a more comprehensive list of recyclers, please visit the DEP website at

posted 7/29/15 @ 9:07 am
Refuse and Recycling at a Glance

 Here is a quick summary of 2016 refuse and recycling procedures.

posted 9/15/13 @ 12:00 am

Contact Construction Junction (412-243-5025) or Appliance Warehouse (412-381-8800) to make arrangements to dispose of Freon appliances (refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers).

posted 9/14/13 @ 1:00 am

City residents may place a maximum of two bulk items at the curb for pick up every week.

posted 9/14/13 @ 12:00 am
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