Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Yard Debris Collection

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works Bureau of Environmental Services advises that city residents can dispose of yard debris to be composted on Saturday May 22, 2010 by placing materials out for residential collection by city refuse crews. Yard debris should be placed at the curb/alley for collection before 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 22. 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. Brush diameter should not exceed four (4) inches. Please note that City Refuse 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.

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