City Announces Yard Waste Collection Next Week with Preparation Tips from Environmental Services

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 4, 2021) Pittsburgh residents are encouraged to set out their leaves, grass, branches, and brush on Saturday, November 13, 2021 for City workers to collect curbside.  
Yard waste must be set out at residents’ usual trash/recycling spot before 6:00 a.m. 

Environmental Services workers will be up early collecting: 


Must be contained in brown paper bags and not weighing more than 35 lbs 





Must be bundled with fiber twine or natural rope, in branch widths no more than 4 inches in diameter, and no more than 5 feet in length 

Yard waste set out for collection must not contain any plastic bags, glass, rocks, blocks, bricks, dirt or gravel. Yard waste that does not meet the collection guidelines will be left at the curb.  

Year-round, the City of Pittsburgh operates 3 drop-off centers that accept yard waste during regular business hours. Proof of residency is required. 

East End Drop-Off Center (2nd Division) 
6814 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (entrance on Dallas Ave) 
Mon-Sat 7 am-2 pm, closed on holidays 

Hazelwood Drop-Off Center (3rd Division)  
40 Melanchton St, Pittsburgh, PA 15207  
Mon-Fri 8 am-2 pm, closed on holidays 

West End Drop-Off Center (5th Division) 
1330 Hassler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 
Mon-Sat 8 am-2 pm, closed on holidays 

More information can be found on the City’s website here.  

The City’s Division of Sustainability and Resilience would like to use this opportunity to encourage residents to let fallen leaves remain in place when possible. Leftover leaves support pollinators and other invertebrates by providing them with winter cover. Consider leaving your leaves in a pile to decompose, use them to mulch garden beds or add to your compost.  


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Molly Onufer
Communications Director
Mayor's Office