October 13, 2020

Hard-to-Recycle Material Collection Events in Pittsburgh

On October 9, the City of Pittsburgh announced that three neighborhood hard-to-recycle material collection events will be coming to Pittsburgh this fall to help residents get rid of electronic or household hazardous waste that could not be collected by refuse and recycling such as TVs, computers, light bulbs, and batteries.


Participants are required to drive to the event location and must remain in their vehicles for the duration of their visit. Social distancing guidelines will be followed for this event and face masks are required. Each event will serve up to 240 people. Additional neighborhoods will be scheduled in 2021.

The City of Pittsburgh subsidizes the cost of recycling electronics and household hazardous waste, however, fees apply for most items. Credit cards or checks are the only forms of payment accepted. Accepted materials and fees can be found on the ECS&R website. The Clean Pittsburgh Commission is sponsoring financial assistance, available upon request by contacting 311.


Advance registration is required. To register for an appointment, use the links below or call 311.

More Information

For answers to commonly asked questions, visit the ECS&R website.