REMINDER: Spring Yard Debris Collection Set For April 24

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 21, 2021) Pittsburgh residents are encouraged to compost their leaves, grass, branches, and other yard debris on Saturday, April 24, 2021. 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.

Yard waste includes:

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

Yard waste should not contain any of the following materials:

  • 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 412-665-3609

Hazelwood Drop-Off Center (3rd Division) 40 Melanchton St Pittsburgh, PA 15207 412-422-6524

West End Drop-Off Center (5rd Division) 1330 Hassler St Pittsburgh, PA 15220 412-937-3054

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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Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
Mayor's Office