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City's first 2019 yard waste collection is this Saturday


Last updated 5/1/2019 at 8:30pm

The City of Pittsburgh will conduct its first special biannual curbside yard waste collection on Saturday, May 4. Resident participation in this program supports the effort to sustaining a healthy environment by diverting valuable resources from landfills.

Yard waste includes: leaves, branches -- 4-inches in diameter or less, brush, and grass.

Leaves, brush, and grass should be placed in paper bags with a weight limit of 35 pounds per bag. Branches, 4-inches in diameter or less, should be bundled with fiber twine or natural rope in branch lengths of 5-feet or less. 

Materials must be placed at the curb in the regular recycling/ refuse pick up spot before 6 a.m. the morning of service.

Yard waste should not contain any prohibited materials including plastic bags, metal or wire, rocks, blocks, bricks, soil, dirt, gravel, glass, metal or plastic. Yard Waste found not meeting collection guidelines will be left at the curb.

Call the Bureau of Environmental Services 412-255-2773 or 412-255-2631.


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