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Recycling at a Glance PDF File - a quick summary of refuse and recycling guidelines.

Some items that may be dropped off for recycling includes the following:

TIRES
limit 2 no rims

SCRAP METAL
(no Freon appliances)

To make arrangements to dispose of Freon appliances (refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditioners), contact Construction Junction (412-243-5025) or Appliance Warehouse (412-381-8800).

Drop Off (see directions below)
East End Center (412-665-3609)
Hazelwood Center (412-422-6524)
West End Center (412-937-3054)

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. 2 p.m.
Drop-off centers may offer Saturday hours. Call each center for details.

FREE for City residents

Drop Off Locations and Hours

Public Works Drop-Off Centers
All Public Works centers are open Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Drop-off centers may offer Saturday hours. Call each center for details.
East End Drop-Off Center
(West Homewood/East Liberty)
North Dallas Ave. at Hamilton Ave.
412-665-3609

Hazelwood Drop-Off Center
Melanchton Ave.
off 5200 block of Second Ave.
412-422-6524

Knoxville Drop-Off Center - New Location
Facility is open 24 hours/ day. Open to residents, small businesses, bars and restaurants.
414 Bausman Street (off Mathews Ave)
412-488-8341
Please note: Does NOT accept yard debris, scrap metal or tires.

West End Drop-Off Center
Next to Herschel Field
(from Steuben St., turn on Herschel St., turn right on Hassler St. and pass salt igloo)
412-937-3054
Drop-off centers may offer Saturday hours. Call for details.

Strip District Drop-Off Center
(Bureau of Environmental Services) 
Facility is open 24 hours/ day. Open to small businesses, bars and restaurants.
31st & Railroad Streets (under the 31st Street bridge next to refuse collection offices)
412-255-2773
Please note: Does NOT accept yard debris, scrap metal or tires.

Construction Junction (Point Breeze)
Facility is open during Construction Junction business hours. Call 412-243-5025.
214 N. Lexington Ave. (off Penn Ave.)
Please note: Does NOT accept yard debris, scrap metal or tires.

To make arrangements to dispose of Freon appliances (refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers), contact Construction Junction (412-243-5025) or Appliance Warehouse (412-381-8800).


Recyclable Items

Recyclable Items Drop-Off Center
ALL BOTTLES (Aluminum, Glass, Plastic) & Cans & Plastic Containers 1,2,3,4 & 5 Accepted at all drop-off centers
NEWSPAPER
(Tied or loose or in paper bag)
Accepted at all drop-off centers
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
(Must be dry & flat)
Accepted at all drop-off centers
MAGAZINES, CATALOGS & PAPERBOARD
(Flatten ALL paperboard)
Accepted at all drop-off centers
WHITE OFFICE (OR COPY) PAPER
(Loose ONLY)
Accepted at all drop-off centers
MIXED/COLORED PAPER & JUNK MAIL
(Loose or in paper bag)
Accepted at all drop-off centers
TELEPHONE BOOKS - (Loose ONLY)
Accepted at all drop-off centers
YARD DEBRIS
(grass clippings, hedges, tree clippings,
shrubs, leaves)
(Loose or in paper bag – No plastic bags)
Accepted at Public Works
drop-off centers ONLY (proof of
city residency required when
dropping off yard debris)
SCRAP METAL
(Loose ONLY)
Accepted at Public Works
drop-off centers ONLY
SCRAP TIRES
(Tires ONLY— No rims)
Accepted at Public Works
drop-off centers ONLY


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