Yard debris special collection day on Saturday, May 19

Sorry for the late notice on this one — we only just found out about it!  Tomorrow, Saturday May 19, the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works, Bureau of Environmental Services will be doing a special collection for yard debris.

The usual rules apply — here they are, direct from the City, with stern emphasis:

Yard debris should be placed at your normal collection site on Friday May 18th. All yard debris materials will be collected by City refuse and recycling crews and composted on Saturday May 19th.

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.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact the Bureau of Environmental Services at (412) 255-2773 or (412) 255-2631.