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 at the five drop-off centers listed below.
  • 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, shredded 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)*

Recycling locations accept yard debris and tires Monday-Friday. Tires must have rims removed beforehand, and only two (2) tires per day are permitted for drop off.
There is a $21.00 fee for cars, SUV's, pick-ups and vans with trailer. A $52.50 fee for Dump Trucks or Large Box Vans and prior approval from DPW Director is required. Check or money order only, and make checks out to Treasurer, City of Pittsburgh (no cash accepted). 
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


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