The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works’ Environmental Services Division’s fall 2013 yard debris collection day will be held Saturday, November 9.

Please note the following guidelines for debris collection:

  • Bag leaves for collection: Residents must bag leaves in paper bags only and place them 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 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 Environmental Services at (412) 255-2631 or (412) 255-2773.