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2014 Christmas Tree Recycling Program PDF Graphic - Take your tree to a City drop-off location to have it composted.

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

Only City residents may drop off yard debris at collection centers. Proof of residency is required.

The City does accept:

  • Leaves
  • Grass
  • Plants
  • Tree Trimmings
  • Branches
  • Shrubs - loose or placed in paper bags (no plastic bags accepted)

The City does not accept:

  • Stones
  • Dirt
  • Rocks
  • Manure
  • Garbage
  • Lumber or food waste
  • (Stones, dirt, rocks also not collected at curb side)

Drop Off Locations (more information)
East End Center (412-665-3609)
Hazelwood Center (412-422-6524)
West End Center (412-937-3054)

Mon. thru Fri.
8 a.m. 2 p.m.

West End Drop-off Center may offer Saturday hours. Call for details.

FREE for City residents. No charge for cars & SUVs; fee for trucks and vehicles with trailers. Call for details.

Public Works yard drop-offs are for city of Pittsburgh residents only. Commercial vehicles are not allowed. Proof of residency is required.

A new fee for yard debris drop-offs is required. Money orders only. Make payable to City of Pittsburgh Treasurer.

Cars and SUVs No charge
Cars and SUVs with trailer $20.00 per load
Pickup Trucks and Vans $20.00 per load
Pickup Trucks and Vans with trailer $30.00 per load
Dump Trucks or Large Boxed Vans with prior approval from Director of DPW $50.00 per load


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