PITTSBURGH, PA (November 25, 2020) Staffing difficulties at the Environmental Services division of the Department of Public Works are continuing, and recyclable materials left at curbsides in some East End neighborhoods have still not been collected this week.
DPW is asking those with uncollected recyclables to retrieve the materials from the curb, and place them back out during their next recycling pick-up the week of December 7.
The staffing problems are largely due to COVID-19, with 13 Environmental Services workers being off for pandemic-related reasons.
The City of Pittsburgh and DPW regret the lapse in service, which is impacting neighborhoods including East Hills, East Liberty, Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar, Point Breeze, Regent Square, Homewood and Squirrel Hill North.
DPW has reassigned laborers from other divisions to temporarily assist with recycling pick-up and today all routes were serviced. Some materials left out on Monday and Tuesday could not be collected however.
Please be reminded that there is no trash or recycling pickup tomorrow on Thanksgiving. Those with Thursday pick-ups will be serviced Friday and those with Friday pick-ups on Saturday.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.