Here’s how Pittsburgh residents can dispose of bagged yard waste |

Here’s how Pittsburgh residents can dispose of bagged yard waste

Bob Bauder
JEK GARBAGE04 02 City of Pittsburgh garbage men Mark Rozier (left) and William Holley collect refuse along Lamont Place, an alleyway in Shadyside Wednesday August 31, 2005. Pittsburgh’s Environmental Services Department on May 4 will pick up yard waste left at curbside.

Pittsburgh residents can dispose of old grass, leaves and branches May 4 by bagging the debris and placing it at curbside.

The city’s Environmental Services Department will pick up the bags and branches that are bundled in lengths of 5 feet or less with fiber or rope twine.

The material must be placed at the curb before 6 a.m.

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

City workers will not take plastic bags, metal, wire, rocks, blocks, bricks, dirt, gravel, glass, metal or plastic. Bags containing that type of material will be left behind.

Residents with questions can phone environmental services at 412-255-2773 or 412-255-2631.

Bob Bauder is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bob at 412-765-2312, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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