Recycling FAQs

Automated recycling started in South Fayette Township in 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.

Report an Issue


If your pickup has been missed, or if you have any other concerns regarding trash or recycling collection, please report your issue with our 24-hour online Citizen Request Tracker. Your message will be immediately directed to Waste Management and South Fayette Township. Alternatively, you may call the township at 412-221-8700 or call Waste Management at 1-800-866-4460.


Recycling Curbside Collection


South Fayette Township has a contract with Waste Management for curbside collection of 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.

Recycling is picked up every other Thursday (every two weeks).

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.

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.