Garbage Guidelines

South Fayette Township offers curbside trash and recycling to single-family homes and multifamily residential buildings with four or fewer units. Waste collection is is contracted to a third-party company. Fees are paid directly to the waste hauler through the township's general fund.

Helpful Hints
  • One large item per week is accepted curbside, such as furniture, household goods and disassembled children’s swing sets.
  • Carpet should be rolled and tied in lengths not to exceed 4 feet.
  • Empty paint cans and/or dried paint is acceptable. Paint can be air-dried or soaked up with newspaper or kitty litter. The lids should be left off.
  • Garbage should be in properly secured containers or plastic bags.
  • Grass clippings and weeds should be in plastic bags.
Items NOT ACCEPTED for curbside trash collection
  • Appliances containing refrigerant, such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and water coolers
  • Construction and building materials (consider purchasing a Bagster)
  • Hazardous Household Waste, including liquid paint, thinners, cleaners, pesticides/herbicides
  • Automobile parts, including wheel rims and tires
  • Trees, branches and bushes
  • Ashes from furnaces and fireplaces
  • Stones and dirt
  • Electronics, such as televisions, computers, monitors and other computer equipment

These items may go in trash, NOT curbside recycling:


  • Ceramics or dishware
  • Diapers
  • Food waste
  • Freezer food packaging
  • Meat or dairy
  • Mirrors
  • Packaging (plastic or paper)
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic deli take-out containers
  • Plastic utensils
  • Plastic wrap or wrapping film
  • Styrofoam packaging (formed or pellet)
  • Wax paper
  • Window glass