Yard debris special collection May 21

We’re getting this notice out there a bit early so you can get a head start on the yard work!  The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, Bureau of Environmental Services will have a special collection of leaf and yard debris — not this weekend, but next weekend.

Yard debris should be placed at your normal collection site on Friday, May 20, and it will be collected on Saturday May 21.  Residents must bag leaves in paper bags only.  Bags should not exceed 35 lbs.  Leaves in plastic bags will not be accepted.  Cut and bundle tree branches and bushes in lengths not exceeding 5 ft.  Tree branch diameter should not exceed 4 inches.

Here is some more information about what the crews will take.  Yard debris not meeting the collection guidelines will not be collected by city crews.

Please note that City crews will not collect dirt, rocks, stones, or cement.  Yard debris left at the curb by contracted lawn care workers or independent contractors will not be collected by city crews.

If you have any questions, contact Environmental Services at 412.255.2631 or 412.255.2773.