Efficiency & Conservation
Pittsburgh is one of only 25 U.S. cities to be named a Solar America City through the Department of Energy.
Pittsburgh in Transition
Pittsburgh has become a leader in the new energy economy with green jobs and innovations in alternative energy technology.
A Five-Year Benchmark
Pittsburgh releases first follow-up greenhouse gas inventory in September 2010.
News & Updates
Applications for Civic LEAF Academy - due July 5!
Mayor Ravenstahl's second annual Civic LEAF Academy gives Pittsburgh’s high school and college students a behind-the-scenes look at City government’s role in developing a sustainable, green city. This summer’s session invites young residents to get a closer look at the environmental impacts of their decisions in relation to community safety and health. During 14 afternoon sessions, participants will learn how to make better decisions to improve their personal health and their community’s health by eating healthier, reducing energy waste and educating their peers. Read more here.
posted 6/20/13 @ 9:39 am
City Recycling in 2013
The New Year brings new recycling rules and opportunities for the City and our residents. From new drop-off locations, to recycling guidelines, to new bins in neighborhood business disricts, find out the latest news and information - including how much YOUR neighborhood recycled last year - here.
Find your trash, bulk pick-up and recycling pick-up schedules here.
posted 1/08/13 @ 11:02 am
New Rules for Curbside Electronic Waste Removal
Due to a mandatory state law, beginning January 1, 2013, the City is no longer legally permitted to collect TVs, computers and computer parts at the curb. This new law seeks to keep harmful metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury out of the waste stream. These items must be taken to an electronics retail store or a sponsored drop-off location. Some retailers have already begun to recycle these items. Please check the inside pages for a list of local retailers.
For more information on the new law, or a more comprehensive list of recyclers, visit the State’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website at dep.state.pa.us, or call their toll-free hotline at 1-800-346-4242.
posted 1/07/13 @ 12:00 am