Department of Public Works
Annual Newsletter

The 2017 Annual Refuse and Recycling Newsletter is now available!

Stay up to date with program guidelines, reminders and other updates. 

"When Is My Collection Day?"

Visit the PGH.ST web app to look up your collection day and/or to schedule email or text reminders, including upcoming holiday delays.

"Where Can I Take This?"

Recycling does not stop at the curb!

Visit our Materials Recovery Map to find out about local options for the re-use, recycling or responsible disposal of selected materials in and around Pittsburgh. 

Missed Pick-Up?

Sorry we missed you! Please report missed pick-ups to us as soon as they happen.

Also, be sure to follow proper set-out guidelines to prevent service interruptions. 

Refuse and Recycling at a Glance

Follow the link below for a quick summary of refuse and recycling procedures.

Managing Your Waste

About Us

The mission of Environmental Services is to establish and maintain a refuse and recycling system that promotes a safe, litter-free and environmentally friendly City for all of its residents and customers.


Refuse Division

The role of this division is to collect regular mixed and bulk refuse from approximately 115,200 residential properties with 5 dwelling units or less, the Housing Authority, the Borough of Wilkinsburg and the City government buildings. 

Recycling Division

The role of this division is to maintain, monitor and advance waste reduction and recycling activities that are fiscally responsible, environmentally-minded and compliant with state law for all City residents, businesses and organizations. 

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