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Special yard debris collection


The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works, Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting leaf and yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, May 17.

Yard debris should be placed at resident’s normal collection site the evening of Friday, May 16. All yard debris materials will be collected by city refuse and recycling crews and composted on Saturday, May 17.

Bag Leaves for Collection: Residents must bag leaves in paper bags only and place them out at the 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.

Please 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 not meeting the collection guidelines will not be collected by city crews.

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


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