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

Its that time of year when everyone is raking, pruning and cleaning up the yard and garden. Don't let those valuable resources go to the Landfill! Bag and bundle up your yard debris and set out at the curb by 6:00 am the morning of Saturday May 16th. Please follow collection guidelines when setting material out at the curb. Thank you for helping reduce waste by having your yard debris composted!

posted 5/05/15 @ 1:21 pm

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

posted 12/24/14 @ 9:00 am

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 9/16/13 @ 12:00 am
Refuse and Recycling at a Glance

 Here is a quick summary of 2015 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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