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Green Tree Refuse & Recycling


Curbside recycling will be collected every other week on Wednesday. Please review the color-coded calendar and street listing below to identify your collection weeks. Place recyclables at the curb on your recycling collection day by 6:00 a.m. Material must be placed loose in your recycling cart. No bagged material will be accepted.

Please place everything loose in the recycling can

Plastics #1 and #2 ONLY
Please rinse!

Cardboard & Paper, including phone books
No books, shredded paper,
or food-stained papers

Metals, tin & aluminum
Please rinse!
Find your street in the color-coded list below (blue or red) and check the color-coded collection schedule below the street list to determine your curbside recycling collection days for 2020.



Green Tree Borough Refuse Collection Information

Curbside refuse collection is provided for the residents of the Borough of Green Tree by Waste Management, Inc. on Wednesdays for all public and private roads. Garbage should be in a watertight sealed container and placed at curbside no earlier than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. All garbage should be curbside no later than 6:00 a.m. on the morning of pick up.

In 2021, garbage collection will be delayed ONE DAY on the weeks following:

  • Memorial Day.
  • Independence Day.
  • Labor Day.
Garbage/Recycling collection WILL NOT be affected for any other holiday in 2021.

Please note: Waste Management no longer will accept television sets with the garbage collection. Please consider recycling your unwanted televisions, as well as other electronics and mixed appliances during Green Tree's special Electronics Recycling weekends or see the Hard to Recycle collections listed below.

Refuse pick-up can include furniture, appliances, plumbing fixtures and accessories, newsprint and other trash, scrap, litter, debris, household equipment such as stoves, refrigerators, water heaters and furnace pipes, broken glass, bottles, crockery, tin cans, waste and refuse normally generated from a household or public building, lawn and yard debris, such as lawn clippings, weeds, leaves, twigs, vines, clippings from shrubs and hedges, garden plants, tree branches not exceeding 36 inches when cut, building materials smaller than 3'x2'x2'.

Mattresses, box springs, couches, and chairs will be collected curbside, but MUST be covered with plastic should it be raining or snowing between outdoor placement and collection. If the mattress/box springs become too wet, they will be too heavy for the trash collectors to lift and will not be taken. No rain or snow; no problem!

Carpet can be put out for trash collection, but it must be cut into lengths not to exceed 36 inches and it must be rolled and bound.

Some restrictions apply when disposing building materials. Please contact the Borough Office at 412-921-1110 for specifics and additional information.

Disposal of large appliances require that doors are removed from them for safety reasons. Refrigerators and air conditioners MUST have the freon removed prior to placing it at the curb. An appropriate sticker indicating that the freon has been removed must be prominently displayed on the refrigerator or air conditioner or it will not be collected.

If you are unsure whether an item can be placed at the curb for collection, please call the Administrative Office at 412-921-1110 or email us.



Glass Recycling
A special GLASS ONLY bin is available at the Recycling Center. Please rinse your glass items before taking them to the Recycling Center and try to place them into the glass recycling bin gently to avoid breakage. Glass must be place in loosely (not in bags or boxes).

Aluminum Can Recycling benefitting Green Tree Rotary Charities
We RecycleIf you can separate your aluminum cans from your other recyclables, the Green Tree Rotary has a bin for the collection of aluminum cans. The proceeds from the recycling of the cans are used toward local projects such as college scholarships, youth sports and education programs, etc.


Freon Recycling Facilities

  • Triangle Air Conditioning Co., Inc. 412-257-2677
  • Parkway Heating & Air Conditioning 412-279-6001

For a more complete list of vendors, please contact the Freon Hotline at 1-888-GO FREON.



Styrofoam Recycling

Appliance Warehouse accepts styrofoam for recycling with a drop off container located at:
20 South 6th Street, rear
Pittsburgh PA 15203

No food containers or "peanuts" accepted.