Upper St. Clair Township

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Trash/Recycling

Updates on Trash/Recycling Collection
Trash will remain on its regular schedule for the week of Feb. 19.  There is no delay due to the Presidents Day Holiday.


Please note that the following streets' trash and recycling collection day has been changed by Waste Management. Waste Management has informed the households.
Bridge Street - Wednesday (previously Thursday)
Upper Road - Wednesday (previously Thursday)
Romah Drive - Wednesday (previously Thursday)
1641 & 1651 Painters Run Rd - Wednesday (previously Monday)

Walther Road - Tuesday (previously Thursday)

2024 TRASH AND RECYCLING BROCHURE

Starting Jan. 1, 2024
, Upper St. Clair, along with many other South Hills municipalities, will begin a new refuse and recycling contract with Waste Management. 


Click here to read about the changes that will take place at the beginning of the new year.

Further information regarding the 2024 trash and recycling contract will be posted on the Township’s website at twpusc.org as needed.



NEW: 2024 Trash and Recycling Brochure

This webpage contains information about Upper St. Clair's:

Trash Collection
Each Upper St. Clair household is issued one 95-gallon wheeled cart (black lid) for weekly refuse collection. All trash must be included in the container. Trash outside of the container will not be collected. If desired, an additional container may be purchased through Waste Management for an additional fee ($110 for 2024) by calling 1-800-866-4460.

  • Trash is collected once per week per street listings. Residential trash, recycling and yard waste/leaf material is to be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. Trash and recycling may be placed out the night before after 6 p.m. (5 p.m. winter months). Remove empty containers no later than midnight on the day of collection. 
  • Only one Township-issued trash cart is included in the regular service. Waste Management will, however, collect one additional Waste Management stamped trash cart that was purchased before Jan. 1, 2024, for no extra fee. Additional trash carts purchased after Jan. 1, 2024,
    will be subject to the annually adjusted fee ($110 for 2024). To purchase an extra trash cart from WM, call 1.800.866.4460.
  • Your additional trash cart must be registered with the Township by calling 412.831.9000 ext. 2710 or emailing eperthener@twpusc.org. Please include the type of extra cart your household is registering, name, address and phone number.
  • Up to two bulk items will be collected once per month on USC’s designated week for bulk item collection, which is the second full week of each month. Bulk items include, but are not limited to, mattresses, chairs, bicycles and other items too large to fit into your regular cart. See the calendar on page 5 of the 2024 brochure for exact dates.
  • Empty or dried cans of paint with lids removed are accepted in trash.
  • A special collection may be scheduled with Waste Management at 1-800-866-4460 for excessive amounts of trash. Fees apply.
  • The contractor is not responsible for the collection of any item outlined on this site that is not properly prepared. 
  • The contractor is not responsible for the cleanup of trash, recycling or yard waste/leaf material disturbed or scattered by weather, animals or other causes.
  • Report legitimate trash misses to the Public Works Department at 412-831-9000, ext. 2710.
  • Questions regarding items not outlined in this brochure should be directed to the Public Works Department or Waste Management. 
  • It may be necessary to delay or cancel trash/recycling collection during inclement weather. Refer to Upper St. Clair website, social media accounts and Cable 7 for details.

There is no curbside collection for the following:
  • Building/construction materials
  • Hazardous household waste
  • Automobile parts/tires
  • Ashes, dirt, rocks, stones, edging, tree stumps
  • Electronic items
  • Appliances containing freon
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Recycling Collection
Is it a recycling week? Check the Trash and Recycling Brochure.

Each Upper St. Clair household is issued one wheeled cart (burgundy lid) for bi-weekly recycling collection. If additional bins are required, call the Public Works Department at 412-831-9000, ext. 2710. Do not put recycling material in plastic bags. Place recycling bin at curb the night before collection day after 6 p.m. (5 p.m. winter months). Remove empty containers no later than midnight on the day of the collection.

WM will collect an additional USC recycling cart (maroon lid) previously issued by the Township before Jan. 1, 2024. To receive this consideration, your additional recycling cart must be registered with the Township by calling 412.831.9000 ext. 2710 or emailing eperthener@twpusc.org. Please include the type of extra cart your household is registering, name, address and phone number.

Accepted recycling Items:
  • Aluminum, bi-metal, steel food cans
  • Plastics #1 and #2 bottles, jugs, jars and tubs (lids may be left on)
  • Cardboard (must be placed in recycling bin)
  • Mixed paper including magazines, paperback books, office paper, catalogs, junk mail, phone books, paper bags
  • Glass bottles and jars only (also accepted at Village Square Mall)

Not accepted recycling items, including but not limited to:
  • Plastics #3 through #7
  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Shredded paper
  • Food or liquid
  • Plastic clamshell containers
  • Loose bottle caps
  • Dry cleaning bags, bread bags, food bags, 6-pack rings
  • Plastic packaging, bubble wrap, bubble foil, aluminum foil, packing tape
  • Straws, plastic or paper dishware
  • Medicine bottles
For questions about acceptable and non-acceptable recycling items, visit Waste Management's website or call the Public Works Department at 412-831-9000, ext. 2710. If Waste Management workers see non-recyclable items in the can, the entire can will be left for trash collection. 

Glass Recycling
Glass is once again included in household bi-weekly recycling collection, but drop-off glass recycling is still available seven days a week in the blue recycling dumpster located at:
Village Square Mall
5000 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Individuals can deposit glass bottles, jars and jugs of all colors (no sorting required).
Sponsored by the Township of Upper St. Clair, Borough of Dormont, Municipality of Bethel Park and Municipality of Mt. Lebanon in partnership with Oxford. 

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Special Collections and drop-off events:

E-Cycling/Electronics Recycling
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Community & Recreation Center Parking Lot
1551 Mayview Rd.
Upper St. Clair, PA 15241
1/13/24 3/09/24 4/13/24 5/11/24
6/08/24 7/13/24 8/10/24 9/14/24
10/12/24 11/09/24 12/14/24  
E-cycling is the recycling of electronic equipment, anything with a cord including large electric appliances. One television per vehicle per collection accepted. There is a $25 charge for appliances containing refrigerant. No non-electronics in wooden cabinets such as organs and pianos. No personal items such as curling irons, shavers, vacuum cleaners, carpet scrubbers, smoke detectors, batteries, etc.

Curbside Yard Waste/Leaf Collection (Paper Bags)
4/13/24 10/26/24 11/02/24 11/09/24
11/16/24 11/30/24    
Yard waste must be at the curb by 6 a.m. on collection day. Yard waste includes leaves, plants, garden residue, chipped shrubbery, tree trimmings, and leaf/grass clipping mixture. Yard waste is to be in compostable paper bags. Limbs are to be bundled and no longer than 48 inches and three inches in diameter. 

Yard Waste Drop-Off (Paper Bags)
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Boyce Compost Site at Boyce Road, next to Ardolino's
4/20/24 5/11/24 6/08/24
7/13/24 8/10/24 9/14/24
10/12/24 11/09/24 12/14/24
Yard waste drop-off includes leaves, plants, garden residue, chipped shrubbery, tree trimmings, and leaf/grass clipping mixture. Yard waste is to be in a compostable paper bags. Limbs are to be bundled and no longer than 48 inches and three inches in diameter.

Document Shredding
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Municipal Building Parking Lot
1820 McLaughlin Run Rd.
Upper St. Clair, PA 15241
Fees: $6 for a 11x17 box; $9 for a 11x24 box
4/13/24 9/14/24

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
(Updated on Feb. 14, 2023)
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Community & Recreation Center Annex Building Parking Lot
1551 Mayview Rd.
Upper St. Clair, PA 15241
Visit Noble Environmental for registration and fees. 


4/10/24 11/13/24


Christmas Tree Recycling
Drop undecorated Christmas trees off from Dec. 26, 2024, to Jan. 31, 2025, in the small parking lot across from the Public Works building on Truxton Drive.

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.

Library Collections
There are collection boxes for cell phones, ink cartridges and eye glasses in the Library lobby. Collected items are subject to change.

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Holiday Collection Dates
If your regular trash/recycling day is Wednesday, pickup is:
Memorial Day Week Collection is Thursday, May 30, 2024
Fourth of July Week Collection is Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Labor Day Week Collection is Thursday, Sept. 5, 2024
Thanksgiving Week Collection is Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2024
Christmas Collection is Thursday, December 26, 2024

If your regular trash/recycling day is Thursday, pickup is:
Memorial Day Week Collection is Friday, May 31, 2024
Fourth of July Week Collection is Friday, July 5, 2024
Labor Day Week Collection is Friday, Sept. 6, 2024
Thanksgiving Week Collection is Friday, Nov. 29, 2024
Christmas Collection is Friday, Dec. 27, 2024

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