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Fall yard curbside collection in city is Saturday, Nov. 18


November 14, 2017

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, Nov. 18.

Yard waste includes: leaves, branches of four-inch diameter or less, brush and grass. 

Residents should place yard debris at normal collection sites in paper bags only before 6 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18. Bags and bundles should weigh less than 35 pounds, bundled with fiber twine or natural rope and branch lengths should be five feet or less. 

All yard debris materials will be collected by city refuse and recycling crews on Saturday morning and composted over the weekend. Participation in this program helps the environment by diverting valuable resources from the landfill. 

Any yard debris in plastic bags will not be serviced for compost collection during the Fall Yard Waste Curbside Collection.

The following materials are prohibited: Plastic bags, metal or wire, rocks, blocks, bricks, soil, dirt, gravel, glass, and plastic.

Questions should be directed to the Bureau of Environmental Services: 412-255-2773 or 412-255-2631.


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