As the City of Pittsburgh is working to reduce contamination at our drop-off centers, please follow some simple best practices and guidelines below:

  • Place items loosely in the containers (dumpsters/roll-offs). This means no plastic bags! However, shredded paper must be contained in a clear bag and placed into the clearly marked shredded paper dumpster.
  • Flatten ALL cardboard before placing it into the recycling dumpster.
  • Follow the clearly marked signs on each dumpster instructing what we accept.
  • Do not place ANY loose plastic or metal lids or caps of any kind into our recycling dumpsters.

In order to reduce contamination at our drop-off centers, only the following items are accepted:

  • Cardboard 
  • Glass bottles, jars, and jugs
  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Mixed paper (newspaper, junk mail, magazines, high grade officer paper and paper board)
  • Empty bottles, jugs, and jars
  • Bagged shredded paper (excluding the Beltzhoover/Knoxville drop off location)




East End Drop-Off Center (2nd Division)
6814 Hamilton Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15208
412-665-3609 (MAP)*

Hazelwood Drop-Off Center (3rd Division)
40 Melanchton St Pittsburgh, PA 15207
412-422-6524 (MAP)*

West End Drop-Off Center (5th Division)
1330 Hassler St Pittsburgh, PA 15220
412-937-3054 (MAP)*

These locations also accept yard debris and tires and have specific hours Monday-Friday.
Drop-off centers may offer Saturday hours. Call each center for details and hours. 


Pittsburgh residents are encouraged to bring their glass bottles, jugs and jars of 3 gallons or less to these three drop-off locations listed below in addition to the items listed above.

Glass and Jars only, no caps or lids.


Strip District (24 hour drop-off)
3001 Railroad St Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (entrance under 31st St Bridge)
412-255-2631 (MAP)

Beltzhoover/Knoxville (24 hour drop-off)
623 Bausman St Pittsburgh, PA 15210 (@ Parking lot of McKinley Skate Park)
412-225-2631 (MAP)

Construction Junction 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. (Monday –Friday)
214 North Lexington St Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (MAP)
Open during regular business hours