Department of Public Works
Managing Your Waste

Biannual Curbside Collection

The City of Pittsburgh offers special curbside collection days twice a year to promote environmentally-friendly disposal of your seasonal yard debris.

Please check your collection calendar or visit PGH.ST to schedule reminders for upcoming dates.

We will collect the following items curbside:

  • Leaves
  • Branches (4" diameter or less)
  • Brush
  • Grass
  • Items must be in paper bags weighing less than 35 pounds
    • No plastic bags
  • Bundle all branches with fiber twine or natural rope in lengths of 5 feet or less
  • Set these items out at the curb at your regular collection spot before 6:00 a.m. on the morning of the collection day.

Yard waste that does not meet the collection guidelines will be left at the curb. 


Drop-Off Locations

City residents may also bring their yard waste to one of our participating drop-off centers, year round.

Locations are open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. 

Proof of residency is required. Fees may apply. 

East End Drop-Off Center
6814 Hamilton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Hazelwood Drop-Off Center
40 Melanchton St
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
West End Drop-Off Center
1330 Hassler St
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Saturday hours may also be available. Call for details.
Accepted Items
  • Leaves
  • Grass
  • Plants
  • Tree Trimmings
  • Branches
  • Shrubs - Loose or Placed in Paper Bags
  • Christmas Trees - No Lights or Decorations
Unaccepted Items
  • Plastic Bags
  • Metal/Wire
  • Stones, Dirt or Rocks
  • Manure
  • Garbage
  • Lumber or Food Waste
Fee Schedule

Payments accepted at yard debris drop-off by money orders only. Make orders payable to the City of Pittsburgh Treasurer. 

Cars and SUVs No charge
Cars and SUVs with trailer $20.00 per load.
Pickup Trucks and Vans $20.00 per load.
Pickup Trucks and Vans with trailer $30.00 per load.
Dump Trucks or Large Boxed Vans with prior approval from Division Supervisor $50.00 per load.

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