Department of Public Works
Refuse and Recycling at a Glance

Follow the link below for a quick summary of refuse and recycling procedures.

"When Is My Collection Day?"

Visit the PGH.ST web app to look up your collection day and/or to schedule email or text reminders, including upcoming holiday delays.

Electronics Recycling

The City of Pittsburgh does not accept televisions or other covered electronic devices curbside or at any of our drop-off centers. Find out where you can take these devices on our electronics resource page.

Missed Pick-Up?

Sorry we missed you! Please report missed pick-ups to us as soon as they happen.

Also, be sure to follow proper set-out guidelines to prevent service interruptions. 

Annual Newsletter

The 2016 Annual Refuse and Recycling Newsletter is now available!

Stay up to date with program guidelines, reminders and other updates. 

Environmental Services

About Us

The mission of Environmental Services is to establish and maintain a refuse and recycling system that promotes a safe, litter-free and environmentally friendly City for all of its residents and customers.


Refuse Division

The role of this division is to collect regular mixed and bulk refuse from approximately 115,200 residential properties with 5 dwelling units or less, the Housing Authority, the Borough of Wilkinsburg and the City government buildings. 

Recycling Division

The role of this division is to maintain, monitor and advance waste reduction and recycling activities that are fiscally responsible, environmentally-minded and compliant with state law for all City residents, businesses and organizations. 

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