All residents of the City of Pittsburgh must separate recyclable items from household trash and package them for bi-weekly recycling curbside collection, per City Code §619.03(a).
Curbside single-stream recycling is easy if you follow the rules: Empty and rinse all containers and remove and discard all lids and caps. Only include clean paper. Flatten & bundle/tie cardboard boxes.
Shredded paper is no longer accepted at the curb and will need to be bagged and taken to one of the following drop-off locations to be recycled: East End, Hazelwood, West End, Strip District, and Construction Junction.