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City debris pick up


Last updated 11/4/2013 at 7:14pm

The City of Pittsburgh will be collecting leaf and yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Yard debris should be placed at the normal collection site on Friday Nov. 8. All yard debris materials will be collected by city refuse and recycling crews for composting on Saturday, Nov. 9. 

Bag leaves for collection: 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. Paper yard debris bags can be purchased at local stores. 

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

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 or yard debris not meeting the collection guidelines will not be collected. 

Those who have any questions about this special collection should contact the Bureau of Environmental Services at 412-255-2773 or 412-255-2631.


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