City Announces Three Neighborhood Hard-to-Recycle Materials Collection Events this Fall

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 9, 2020) In partnership with Environmental Coordination Services & Recycling (ECS&R), the City of Pittsburgh will host three neighborhood events on Saturdays this fall for collection of electronic waste and household hazardous waste that cannot be collected regularly by refuse and recycling such as TV’s, computers, paints, batteries, light bulbs, chemicals, and more.  

The events are scheduled from 9 AM to 1 PM and advance registration is required. Registration for a five minute appointment can be done online at by selecting the preferred event or by calling the City’s 311 line.  

North Side collection/City Council District 1 
Date: October 17th, 2020 
Location: 2706 N Charles St, 15214 (Pittsburgh Project parking lot) 

East End collection/City Council District 8 
Date: October 24th, 2020 
Location: 315 Shady Ave, 15206 (Calvary Episcopal parking lot) 

South Side collection/City Council District 3 
Date: November 7th, 2020 
Location: Three Rivers Heritage Trail Turnaround, 15203 

Participants are required to drive to the event location and must remain in their vehicles for the duration of their visit. Social distancing guidelines will be followed for this event, and face masks are required.  

Each event will be able to serve up to 240 people. Additional neighborhood events will be scheduled next year.  

The City subsidizes the cost of recycling electronics and household hazardous waste, but fees apply for most items. Accepted materials and fees can be found here on ECS&R’s website.  

The Clean Pittsburgh Commission is sponsoring financial assistance, available upon request by contacting 311. 


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Molly Onufer
Communications Director
Mayor's Office