Get some yard work in over the next few weekends — the City's fall yard debris pickup is November 10

The City of Pittsburgh’s fall yard debris collection is still three weeks away — so that’s three weekends in which to get your yard or garden tidied up for winter, and to get that debris bundled up for pickup.  Here’s the info, straight from the City:

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting leaf and yard debris from all residents in a special collection on Saturday November 10, 2012.

Yard debris should be placed at your normal collection site on Friday November 9th. All yard debris materials will be collected by city refuse / recycling crews and composted on Saturday November 10th.

Bag Leaves for Collection: Residents must bag leaves in paper bags only and place them out at your normal refuse collection site. Bags should NOT exceed 35 pounds.

Leaves in plastic bags will not be accepted. Paper yard debris bags can be purchased at local hardware or department stores.

Tree Branches and Bushes: Cut, bundle and tie branches and bushes in lengths not exceeding 5 ft. in length. Tree branch diameter should not exceed four (4) inches.

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.  Yard debris not meeting the collection guidelines will not be collected by city crews.

Click here for more detailed information on what they will and will not take.  If you have any questions, contact Environmental Services at (412) 255-2631 or (412) 255-2773.