PRESS RELEASES

City Seeking Company to Manage Electronic and Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Program

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 19, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works Environmental Services have released a request for proposals (RFP) to find a company to continue a program for residents to recycle and properly dispose of electronic waste and household hazardous waste, including televisions, computers, batteries and pesticides.  

For the program, the City will provide the facility and utilities at 3001 Railroad Street in the Strip District and will require e-waste and household hazardous waste to be recycled in full compliance with state and federal laws, an e-steward or R2 certification. 

The City is committed to providing accessible options for Pittsburgh residents to safely and responsibly dispose of electronic and household hazardous waste to prevent fires and the pollution of our rivers, vacant lots, alleys and hillsides with lead, mercury, and other poisons. 

Since summer 2019, 386 tons have been properly disposed and recycled through this program, including 270 tons of electronic waste and 116 tons of household hazardous waste and universal wastes.

The full list of items the City is asking quotes for as well as the full RFP is available here on the City’s web-based procurement site Beacon. Although subsidized, fees will apply for most items. 

Earlier this month, the City temporarily suspended the drop-off site and cancelled two neighborhood collection events due to unforeseen issues with the previous vendor.  

More Information on Environmental Services’ Recycling Goals 

Published

11.19.2021

Contacts

Molly Onufer
Communications Director
Mayor's Office
412-579-8534
molly.onufer@pittsburghpa.gov
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