Two new tools to help city residents go green

There are now two new tools designed to help City residents “go green.”  The first is a “Hard-to-Recycle” drop-off collection site on the first floor of the City-County Building; the second is a Green Guide.

For years the City has partnered with the Pennsylvania Resources Council to host one day hard-to-recycle collection events, which allow residents of western Pennsylvania to recycle appliances, electronic waste (computers, cell phones, television sets, etc.), tires and household chemicals for a small fee.

Residents can now visit the City-County Building (open 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays) to properly recycle those items. The City-County Building drop-off collection site, located in the Lobby, is one of several to be installed throughout the City by the Pennsylvania Resources Council with support from The Heinz Endowments.

The directory-type Green Guide provides information on services offered by the City of Pittsburgh as well as resources for community involvement and living a more sustainable lifestyle. The guide provides information ranging from how to recycle and compost, to where to find used appliances and furniture, to how to help preserve Pittsburgh parks.

The Green Guide can be accessed online or by contacting the Mayor’s 311 line.