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Pittsburgh Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Pittsburgh trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Pittsburgh is in Pennsylvania with McCandless and Ross to the north Mount Lebanon and Bethel Park to the south, and Monroeville to the east

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Pittsburgh Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, visit the City of Pittsburgh’s collection schedule.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth (observed)
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day (observed

When a holiday falls on or before your collection day, your pick-up will be one day later.

Pittsburgh Trash Collection Map

Pittsburgh Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

Bulky or large waste items may be set out curbside with your regularly scheduled refuse pick-up.

  • Limit two items per week.
  • Place at curb no earlier than 6:00 p.m. on the night before collection and no later than 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection.

Excessive Bulk Waste

Fees will be assessed for the collection of bulky waste when the amount exceeds these established limits. 

Single-Family Dwelling: No charge for 2 or fewer bulk items per collection: $168.00 for each 1/2 hour or portion thereof for more than 2 items.  
Small Apartment Buildings: No charge for 2 or fewer bulky items per unit per collection; $168.00 for each 1/2 hour or portion thereof for more than 2 items.  

Personal checks or money orders are accepted and they are to be made payable to the City of Pittsburgh Treasurer.

The Director of Public Works may, at his or her discretion, charge or supplement costs if more than two bulky items are collected.

Call our office at 412-255-2773 to arrange for a special pickup.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Sofas, recliner chairs and tables
  • Box springs, mattresses, and dressers
  • Stoves, washers and dryers
  • Toilets and hot water tanks
  • Windows and cabinets
  • Carpet & fencing in bundles not exceeding 35 pounds or 5 feet in length

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Televisions, computers, peripherals (Mouse, keyboard, etc.)
  • Freon appliances
  • Household chemicals/hazardous wastes
  • Demolition and construction wastes
  • Batteries, light bulbs
  • Car and automobile parts, tires

Pittsburgh Junk Removal Companies

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

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Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Pittsburgh and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the Pittsburgh recycling information and pickup day schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Pittsburgh?

Bulky or large waste items may be set out curbside with your regularly scheduled refuse pick-up.

  • Limit two items per week.
  • Place at the curb no earlier than 6:00 p.m. on the night before collection and no later than 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit the city’s collection schedule.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 5 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Pittsburgh Public Works Department?

DPW Department Office
Telephone: 412-255-2586
Fax: 412-255-8847

Environmental Services
Recycling: 412-255-2631
Solid Waste: 412-255-2773

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Pittsburgh trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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