Recycling is mandatory for every resident, business, office and institution in the City of Pittsburgh (City Code 619). Your recycling not only helps the City to recover valuable resources and save energy, but it also generates revenue and saves on landfill costs.
Tonnages reported by private haulers, businesses and institutions also enable the City to attract more funding from the State. The City’s Bureau of Environmental Services provides curbside recycling collection for residences, multi-family units and non-profit institutions that complete a service agreement form with the City.
The City also provides a recycling drop-off service for residences and small businesses. For more information call the Recycling Division at 412-255-2631.
City residents can dispose of their unwanted or expired medications by depositing them in the secure Medication Collection Box located in the foyer at Pittsburgh Police Headquarters. The foyer area is open to the public at all hours.
Get rid of your unneeded or expired household chemicals responsibly by attending one of the Pennsylvania Resources Council's 2015 Household Chemical Collection events. Held on Saturdays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, rain or shine. The next event is:
Saturday, May 2, 2015
North Park Swimming Pool parking lot
Wondering how to recycle that unwanted e-waste, cell phones, polystyrene, compact fluorescent bulbs, alkaline batteries, Freon-containing appliances, tires and more in one spot? For year round options, please check out the City of Pittsburgh Recycling Newsletter or call the recycling division at 412-255-2631. If you can wait, then take it ALL to the next Pennsylvania Resources Council Hard-to-Recycle Event. Held on Saturdays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, rain or shine. The next event is:
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Galeria at Pittsburgh Mills
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 www.dep.state.pa.us.
posted 9/16/13 @ 12:00 am
Refuse and Recycling at a Glance
Here is a quick summary of 2015 refuse and recycling procedures.