November 8, 2011 |

City offers yard debris collection

City of Pittsburgh Environmental Services crews will hold a special fall yard debris collection on Sat., Nov. 12. Bagged leaves, tree branches and bushes, and pumpkins will be picked up and recycled for compost as long as those items are properly packaged.

The following items will only be accepted if properly packaged:

Bagged leaves: Residents must bag leaves in paper bags only and place them out at their normal refuse collection site. Bags should not exceed 35 pounds. Leaves in plastic bags will not be accepted.

Tree branches and bushes: Cut, bundle, and tie branches and bushes in lengths not exceeding five feet in length. Tree branch diameter should not exceed four inches.

Pumpkins: Placed at normal collection site.

City residents must place materials out for residential collection by city refuse/recycling crews. Note city crews will not collect dirt, rocks, stones, or cement. Yard debris left at the curb by contracted lawn care workers or independent contractors will not be collected by city crews.

Yard debris materials can also be dumped at the following Public Works locations:

2nd Division: 6814 Hamilton Ave., West Homewood

3rd Division: 40 Melanchton St., Hazelwood

5th Division: 1330 Hassler St., West End

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