City’s Spring 2021 Yard Debris Collection

Pittsburgh residents are encouraged to compost their leaves, grass, branches, and other yard debris on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Your participation in this program helps the environment by diverting valuable resources from the landfill.

Yard waste must be left at the curb at your usual trash/recycling pick up spot before 6:00 am on Saturday, April 24, following the guidelines below:

  • Yard debris must be in brown paper bags and not weigh more than 35 pounds. 
  • Branches must be bundled with fiber twine or natural rope in branch lengths of 5 feet or less.
  • Yard waste includes:
    • leaves
    • branches (4-inch diameter or less)
    • brush
    • grass
  • Yard waste should not contain any of the following:
    • plastic bags
    • metal or wire
    • rocks, blocks, or bricks
    • dirt or gravel
    • glass, metal, or plastic

NOTE: Yard waste that does not meet the collection guidelines will be left at the curb.

For more information, including the location of year-round drop-off centers, visit the City of Pittsburgh Yard Debris Collection webpage.