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Refuse/Recycling


Collection for garbage is every Wednesday and recycling is collected every other Wednesday and is collected by Waste Management (WM).  All items for collection should be placed at the curb any time after 5 pm on Tuesday and no later than 6 am on Wednesday morning. Emptied containers
should be removed from the curb by 9 pm Wednesday. Use the recycling calendar below to determine which week your street it scheduled for recyclables.  

Holiday Week Schedule.  If the holiday falls on a weekend, garbage/recycling pickup WILL NOT be delayed. If your service day lands on or after a holiday in a given week, service will occur one day later.  Follow the calendar magnet.
Holidays observed by Waste Management are: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.

If service is missed contact WM at 800.866.4460
You can also check service pick-up eta on their website.

What would you like information on:
Refuse
One large item and up to 10 garbage bags per week
Acceptable
  • Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and water coolers must have certified technician to remove Freon, and appropriate sticker indicating freon has been removed. Appliance Warehouse offers free DROP OFF and recycling of old refrigerant containing appliances. Call 888.463.7366 (888-GO-FREON) for more information and list of vendors who remove Freon possibly for a fee.
  • Refrigerators and freezers must have doors removed.
  • Washers, dryers, dishwashers, stove, hot water heaters, telephone of any type, automated typewriters, portable handheld calculator, portable digital assistance, MP3 player, coffee machine, toaster, toaster oven, and bicycles
  • Mattress/Box Spring are considered 1 item. Should it be raining/snowing between outdoor placement and collection, mattresses, couches/chair cushions MUST be covered in plastic. If these materials get too wet, they will be too heavy for trash collectors to lift.
  • Toilets, remove tank unless a one-piece toilet.
  • Lightbulbs incandescent and halogen bulbs can be thrown away in regular garbage, however CFL and LED bulbs and fluorescent tubes must be recycled.
  • Carpeting is accepted but must be cut into 4' sections and rolled, tied/taped securely into bundles weighing no more than 40 lbs.
  • Push mowers must have all gas and oil drained and dry for 24 hours.
  • Paint cans with lids off. All paint must be solidified. This can be done by either using an actual solidification material purchased, sawdust, or kitty litter. Paint must be completely solid and dry.
  • Lawn clippings, weeds, vines, twigs, shrubs/hedges, garden plant should be bagged and not weigh more than 40 lbs. Tree branches should be no more than 36" long, bound together and not weighing more than 40 lbs.
Unacceptable
Construction Debris (e.g., wood, drywall, plaster, kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, countertops, toilets, sinks, tile, laminated flooring, etc.)
Microwaves, insecticides, pesticides, oil, gas, free flowing liquids, lead based paint, propane tanks, hazardous waste, chemical products, flammables, antifreeze, medical waste, asbestos,  rocks, gravel, bricks, concrete, cement, dirt, sod, tree stumps, any car parts, tires, all hot tubs parts (excluding covers), basketball hoop pole, riding mowers, 55-gallon drums, batteries, cast iron items, and railroad ties.

Unacceptable Electronics
Televisions, computer equipment (including monitors, CPUs, laptops, printers, scanners, keyboard/mouse, speakers, and any other devices that connect to a computer). These items can be recycled at Green Tree's annual Electronic Recycling Event.

Missed Collection
Call 800-866-4460 to reach the Waste Management dispatch, the representatives will work with you to ensure that your materials are picked up. You may also Waste Management website for live chat and email options.

Inclement Weather
When severe winter weather becomes a hindrance to the safety of Waste Management employees, operations may be suspended until conditions improve. Service alert updates will be available at Waste Management.

Special Collection
When the amount of garbage exceeds 15 bags and/or bulky waste exceeds 1 large item, this shall constitute a special collection. Contact Waste Management at 800-866-4460 or other dumpster companies to make arrangements for an additional fee.

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Recycling
Empty/rinse all containers, attach lid and place loose in the recycling can - NO PLASTIC BAGS
Note: Special blue recycling containers have been provided to each home and are the property of the Borough of Green Tree. When moving please leave the recycling container with the home. If container is lost or stolen, you will need to purchase a new container from WM.  If container is damaged or broken, please contact the Administration Office (412.921.1110) and we will make arrangements to have the container fixed.

Acceptable
  • Glass bottles and jars, plastics #1 and #2 (no clam shells or plastic containers that are used to hold automotive fluids or toxic chemicals), metal food and beverage cans, aluminum and bi-metal cans, paper, computer paper, magazines, newspapers, catalogs, and phone books. Cardboard bundles no larger than 14"x14".
  • Cardboard should be flattened and bundled. Bundles larger than 14"x14" should be placed outside the recycling can.
Unacceptable
  • Shredded paper, foam, light bulbs, glass (i.e. mirrors, cooking containers/bowls), food boxes with food debris (i.e., pizza boxes, etc.).
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Recycling Calendar

2023 Calendar
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Other Green Tree Recycling Opportunities
Aluminum Can Recycling Bin
Collection bin for aluminum cans is available on Poplar Street, in the parking lot by Wilson Pool.  Food cans are typically not aluminum, so please do not place those in the Aluminum Recycling Bin.  Green Tree Rotary recycles the aluminum cans and uses the proceeds to fund a variety of local charitable projects. Please consider separating your aluminum cans for this worthy cause.

Fall Leaf Collection
Public Works will have curbside leaf pickup in the Fall of every year. Dates will be announced on our website and social media. Rake your leaves curbside, not on the street. The compost from the leaves will be placed at Green Tree Park for residents to use.

Christmas Tree Collection
Public Works will have curbside Christmas tree pickup in January of every year. Dates will be announced on our website and social media. The compost from the Christmas trees will be placed at Green Tree Park for residents to use.

Electronic Recycling Event
Green Tree sponsors one electronic recycling event a year for residents. Recycle your television(s), laptop(s), CPUs, monitors, speakers, mice, keyboards, printers, game consoles, radios, VCRs, DVD players, remove controls, cell phones, stereos, cameras, and mixed electronics at that time.

Prescription Drug Collection Unit
Collection boxes for prescription medication/patches/ointments, over the counter medication, vitamins, samples, and medications for pets are available at the Municipal Center located at 10 W. Manilla Avenue. There is a box located outside of the Administrative Office and the Library.

Flag Recycling Bin
Collection bin for worn and/or torn flags is available at the Municipal Center located at 10 W. Manilla Avenue. The bin is located outside of the Administrative Office.

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Other Recycling Resources
Programs/Education/Recycling
Allegheny County Health Department
Provides information about hard-to-recycle items and published the "Recycling Resource Directory" that gives information about where specific materials can be recycled.

PRC
Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) leads and promotes individual and collective action to prevent waste and conserve PA's environmental resources for each generation. Learn about home composting, rainwater harvesting, how to dispose of household hazardous waste, watershed protection and so much more.
Appliances
Appliance Warehouse
412.381.8800
62 S. 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Drop off appliances for free and also accept polystyrene (this does not include food containers or peanuts).
Reusable Construction Material
Construction Junction
412.243.5025
Items have to be in suitable condition for donation that another customer can buy them. Donors are asked that materials are wiped down and clean prior to bringing them and may be declined by on-site staff upon inspection.
Metal Recycling Centers
AAA Scrap Metals
412.621.3405
3351 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Castriota Metals & Recycling

412.431.1832
1200 Saw Mill Run Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

George Warhola Scrap Metal
412.321.1820
203 Chesbro Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Northside Scrap Metals
412.321.2058
825 Pennsylvania Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233


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