Environmental Services – Leaf Waste

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The City of Pittsburgh offers special curbside collection days twice a year to promote environmentally-friendly disposal of your seasonal yard debris, as well as year round drop off.

Please check the collection schedule or visit PGH.ST (temporarily unavailable, **Please use this in the meantime!**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, please!
  • 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. No drop-offs by commercial haulers are accepted. The fee structure varies by vehicle type:

  • Cars and SUVs (without trailers): FREE
  • Pick-ups, vans and any pull-behind trailers: $22.00
  • Dump trucks and large box vans: $54.00
    • Requires prior approval from the DPW Director.

Payment Method:

  • No cash is accepted at drop-off locations.
  • Payments must be made by check or money order only. 
    • Checks are to be made out to Treasurer, City of Pittsburgh.

Drop-off centers are open Monday-Friday and may offer Saturday hours. Call each center for details and hours.

  •  East End Drop-Off Center 412-665-3609 6814 Hamilton Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (MAP) - 
  •  Hazelwood Drop-Off Center 412-422-6524 40 Melanchton St Pittsburgh, PA 15207 (MAP) - 
  •  West End Drop-Off Center 412-937-3054 1330 Hassler St Pittsburgh, PA 15220 (MAP) - 

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

If you are looking for additional resources to dispose of yard debris, please visit this link. We recommend calling the facility beforehand due to the constant changes in the waste industry.