Reminder: Fall Yard Waste Collection Day is Saturday, November 14, 2020

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 13, 2020) Pittsburgh residents are encouraged to compost their leaves, grass, branches, and other yard debris on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Your participation in this program helps the environment by diverting valuable resources from the landfill.

Yard waste must be left at the curb at your usual trash/recycling pick up spot before 6:00 a.m., following the simple guidelines below. 

Yard debris must be in brown paper bags and not weigh more than 35 pounds. Branches must be bundled with fiber twine or natural rope in branch lengths of 5 feet or less. 

What is accepted?

  • leaves
  • branches (4-inch diameter or less)
  • brush
  • grass

What is not accepted?

  • plastic bags
  • metal or wire
  • rocks, blocks, bricks
  • dirt or gravel
  • glass, metal or plastic

What to do with that yard waste year round? The City of Pittsburgh has three drop-off centers that accepts yard debris. Call each center for details and hours:

East End Drop-Off Center (2nd Division)
6814 Hamilton Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Hazelwood Drop-Off Center (3rd Division)
40 Melanchton St Pittsburgh, PA 15207

West End Drop-Off Center (5rd Division)
1330 Hassler St Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Yard waste that does not meet the collection guidelines will be left at the curb. More information and additional resources for yard debris disposal are available here.


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