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City to operate a drop-off center for electronics, household hazardous waste


Last updated 7/25/2019 at 9:13pm

Starting July 24, for the first time since TVs and computers were banned from Pennsylvania landfills in 2010, the City of Pittsburgh will subsidize a twice-weekly option for electronics and household hazardous waste recycling at a drop-off site in the Strip District.

The City’s Bureau of Environmental Services will host a contracted vendor, Environmental Coordination Services and Recycling (ECS&R), to accept materials at their 3001 Railroad Street facility Wednesdays from 3-8pm and Sundays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Drop-off appointments must be scheduled in advance through or by calling 814-425-7773. 

This program was approved last year by Mayor William Peduto and City Council from legislation introduced by Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith and former Councilman (and current mayoral Chief of Staff) Dan Gilman. 

E-waste and hazardous waste must be recycled in ways that comply with state and federal laws. The cost to recycle most TVs and computers will be 40 cents per pound, so the fee for recycling a 50-pound TV will be around $20. The full list of items and fees associated is posted at

Services will expand early this fall to include pick-up options for an additional fee, as well as neighborhood events.

The drop off site for recycling electronics and household hazardous waste is: 3001 Railroad Street (close to the 31st St. Bridge), Pittsburgh, PA 15201. Residents may drop off materials every Wednesday, 3 - 8 p.m. and every Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with an appointment.

Schedule a ten minute drop-off time at or by calling 814-425-7773. 

Fees apply for most items. Find material list and fees at or contact 311.

Both checks and credit cards accepted for payment A three-percent credit card processing fee will be applied. 


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