Green Tree Refuse & Recycling
GREEN TREE CURBSIDE RECYCLING SCHEDULE
Begins bi-weekly starting July 10 or July 17, depending upon your street
Beginning July 10, 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.
MATERIALS PERMITTED FOR CURBSIDE RECYCLING
Please place everything loose in the recycling can
Plastics #1 and #2 ONLY
Cardboard & Paper, including phone books
No books, shredded paper,
or food-stained papers
Metals, tin & aluminum
Find your street in the color-coded list below (yellow or green) and check the color-coded collection schedule below the street list to determine your curbside recycling collection days for 2019.
NO GLASS ALLOWED IN CURBSIDE RECYCLING.
Green Tree Borough Refuse Collection Information
DO NOT PLACE CURBSIDE RECYCLABLES IN BAGS.
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 2019, garbage collection will be delayed ONE DAY on the weeks following:
Garbage collection WILL NOT be affected for any other holiday in 2019.
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day.
- Labor Day.
- Christmas Day.
- planning ahead - New Year's Day 2020.
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 and box springs 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!
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.
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
Freon Recycling Facilities
If 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.
- 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.
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.