Upper St. Clair Township

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Trash/Recycling

Trash and Recycling Brochure for 2021.
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. Excess trash beyond capacity of this container may be placed at the curb near the trash can. If desired, an additional container may be purchased through Waste Management for $85 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. 
  • Large items such as furniture or appliances are limited to 2 per week.
  • Carpeting should be rolled and tied not to exceed 48 inches in length.
  • 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.
  • All bagged or bundled trash must be a manageable weight that one person can safely lift. 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
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.

Accepted recycling Items:
  • Aluminum, bi-metal, steel food cans
  • Plastics #1 and #2 bottles, jugs and jars (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

Not accepted recycling items, including but not limited to:
  • Plastics #3 through #7
  • Plastic bags
  • Glass (of any kind)
  • 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
  • Yogurt containers, butter tubs, straws, plastic or paper dishware
  • Medicine bottles
For questions about acceptable and non-acceptable recycling items, 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. 

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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
01/09/21 03/13/21 04/10/21 05/08/21
06/12/21 07/10/21 08/14/21 09/11/21
10/09/21 11/13/21 12/11/21  
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 $40 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)
04/17/21 10/23/21 10/30/21 11/06/21
11/13/21 11/20/21 12/04/21  
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 the Boyce Mayview Community Gardens
Boyce Road
04/10/21 05/08/21 06/12/21
07/10/21 08/14/21 09/11/21
10/09/21 11/13/21 12/11/21
Yard waste dropoff 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
04/10/21 09/11/21

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Municipal Building Parking Lot
1820 McLaughlin Run Rd.
Upper St. Calir, PA 15241
Visit ecsr.net to register and find fees.

Glass Recycling
Michael Brothers has a glass drop-off program 
901 Horning Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
More information: 412-835-6428

Christmas Tree Recycling
Drop undecorated Christmas trees off from Dec. 26, 2021 to Jan. 31, 2022 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, rechargeable batteries, 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, June 3, 2021
Fourth of July Week Collection is Wednesday, July7, 2021
Labor Day Week Collection is Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021
Thanksgiving Week Collection is Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021

If your regular trash/recycling day is Thursday, pickup is:
Memorial Day Week Collection is Friday, June 4, 2021
Fourth of July Week Collection is Thursday, July 8, 2021
Labor Day Week Collection is Friday, Sept. 10, 2021
Thanksgiving Week Collection is Friday, Nov. 26, 2021

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