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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 the collection schedule  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. Check or money order only (no cash accepted).

  • 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)
  • 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