Trash & Recycling

New recycling cart photo
Automated recycling started in South Fayette Township in May 2016 with new, larger, bins with wheels and hinged lids. For details on how to use the bin, watch a demonstration video and review the Frequently Asked Questions below. Also, watch the automatic arm in action in this WPXI-TV news story.

If you think you should have received a new recycling bin but did not, and you have not yet notified the township, please call 412-221-8700 or submit your information under "Recycling Bin Issue" in our website Request Tracker.


Trash & Recycling Curbside Collection


Trash & Recycling Printable Calendar

South Fayette Township has a contract with Waste Management for curbside collection of garbage and mixed, single-stream recycling at single-family homes and multi-family residences with four or fewer units. The services are paid through township taxes, with no additional fee charged to residents.

Trash is picked up every Thursday.

Recycling is picked up every other week, on your normal trash day. All types of recycling may be mixed together and placed in a single container. Examples of recyclables include paper, aluminum, glass and plastic. Recycling is mandatory, according to the township code. Please do NOT bag your recyclables.

For the township collection schedule, see our online trash and recycling calendar or the Waste Management printable calendar.

If problems occur with trash or recycling pickup, please call the township at 412-221-8700 or Waste Management at 1-800-866-4460.

Holiday Schedule


Waste Management observes six holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

If a Waste Management scheduled holiday falls during the week (Monday-Friday) and your scheduled pickup is on or after the holiday, pickup will be 1 day later for the remainder of the week. If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there will be no change in service.

Recycling Bins


Recycling bins are available at the township building, 515 Millers Run Road, during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday). Cost is $50, paid by cash or check. Residents are responsible for the transportation of their additional bins. Each newly built home receives one recycling bin free of charge.