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The Bureau of Environmental Services is responsible for all refuse collection for the City of Pittsburgh. Other Environmental Services responsibilities include recycling, bulk waste pickup, rodent control, and animal control.

News and Program Updates

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

Electronic Equipment Disposal PDF File - Effective Jan 1, 2013, the City will no longer collect televisions, computers and computer peripherals at the curb. This is because the State of Pennsylvania has banned these items from landfills (see the Covered Devices Recycling Act (CDRA), Pa Act 108 of 2010). Computer peripherals include monitors, keyboards, mice, external drives, printers and other devices exclusively plugged into a computer. Do not place these items at the curb or you may be cited. These items must be taken to an electronics retail store or collection location where they will be collected for recycling purposes. For more information on the new CDRA Act or a more comprehensive list of recyclers, please visit the DEP website at

Telephone Book Recycling - city residents may now recycle telephone books curbside on scheduled recycling days. Read more

Stormwater - Stormwater can pollute our water supply. Join the City of Pittsburgh in managing stormwater.

Bulk Pick-Up Now Weekly - City residents will have an opportunity to place a maximum of two bulk items at the curb for pick up every week.

Appliance Drop-Off PDF File - Drop off old, broken or unwanted air conditioners, refrigerators and other major appliances that contain Freon.

Paperboard Accepted at Centers - Drop-off centers accept paperboard (a type of thick paper used for packaging). Residents can mix paperboard with magazines and catalogs.

Volunteers Wanted - Here is your opportunity to be the Buster the Recycling Raccoon mascot at upcoming city events.PDF File


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