Department of Public Works
Refuse and Recycling at a Glance

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

"Where Can I Take This?"

Recycling does not stop at the curb. Visit our Materials Recovery Map to find out about local options for the re-use or recycling of selected materials in and around Pittsburgh. 

"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.

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. 

Fall Curbside Yard Debris Collection

Save the date! The next biannual curbside yard debris collection is coming up on Saturday, November 12th. Your participation in this program helps the environment by diverting valuable resources from the landfill. 

Annual Newsletter

The 2016 Annual Refuse and Recycling Newsletter is now available!

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

Managing Your Waste

The City’s Bureau of Environmental Services provides curbside recycling collection for single-family residences, small multi-family units and non-profit organizations with previously-held service agreements. 

The City also provides recycling drop-off services for residences and small businesses.

Why it's Important

Your recycling not only helps the City to recover valuable resources and save energy, but it also generates revenue and saves on landfill costs. Recycling is mandatory for every resident, business, office and institution in the City of Pittsburgh (City Code §619.05)

Tonnages reported by private haulers, businesses and institutions also enable the City to attract more funding from the State. 

What's New

2016 Recycling Newsletter and Collection Schedules are available.

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 debris collection days is coming up on Saturday, May 14th. Your participation in this program helps the environment by diverting valuable resources from the landfill.  Refer to guidelines for full details.

posted 11/02/15 @ 12:51 pm

Check back here or go to PRC's HTR Events Listing Page for more information on the next event, participant fees and complete list of accepted materials.

posted 5/01/15 @ 1:16 pm
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