Trash and Recycling

2020 Trash & Recycling Brochure

Automated Trash Collection

Waste Management began automated trash collection in Upper St. Clair starting the week of April 1, 2019. Residents should be using their new trash carts. 

If residents have garbage that does not fit into the new trash bin, they may place it next to the bin and the driver will get out of the vehicle to dispose of it.

Residents who find they want a second bin for automated trash may call Waste Management to purchase a new one after the program begins. Waste Management's phone number is 1-800-866-4460.

If residents want to get rid of their old trash cans, they may leave a note on them instructing the Waste Management drivers dispose of them. 

More Automated Trash Information

Recycling Changes in 2019

Waste Management no longer accepts glass or plastics #3-7. Place only the following in your curbside recycling bin:

-Metal and Aluminum Cans
-Plastics #1-2

Recycling Tags

     On July 10, 2019 Waste Management recycling workers will begin placing tags on recycling bins they find trash in. Please do your best to recycle correctly. 

Glass Recycling

Based on demand from residents and cooperation between local governments and the glass recycling industry, Pennsylvania Resources Council is organizing a new program to make glass not trash. 
More info:

In addition, a nearby recycling company accepts glass and cardboard dropoffs for recycling during its normal business hours. 
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Address: Michael Brothers Waste Transfer Center & Scrap Metal Recycling Facility
901 Horning Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Questions: 412-835-6428

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

In an effort to stay committed to sustainability and our local environment, the Township of Upper St. Clair is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2019
Where: Municipal Building Parking Lot, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road
Why: Leftover household products such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries and pesticides contain potentially hazardous ingredients that require special care when you dispose of them. Improper disposal can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers or putting them out in the trash. The improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and post a threat to human health. 
What Not To Bring: Explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials, large appliances, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, pharmaceuticals, syringes, medical waste, tires, mercury-containing items
How to Register: To keep traffic flowing and minimize wait times, residents must register for the event. Residents may register online:
There is a cost for residents to drop off their household hazardous waste. ECS&R accepts cash, check or credit card. Here are the costs:
Hazardous Household Waste - $1.50/lb.
Propane Tanks - $8/each
Universal Waste (i.e. Batteries, Florescent Bulbs) - $1.50/lb.
Small Freon-Containing Devices - $0.65/lb.

Other Helpful Recycling Information:

PRC Household Chemical & Hard-to-Recycle Collections
Recycling FAQs
Allegheny Health Department Recycling Resource Directory
Commercial Recycling Information

Retiring Old Glory

A patriotic program established locally in 2009 called “Retire Old Glory” is well received in Upper St. Clair. This program enables you to retire your old American flag properly. There is a collection bin available at the entrance to the Community & Recreation Center.



The Department of Public Works

P. 412-831-9000
(Ext. 271)
F. 412-854-5330

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

1751 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241