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The original item was published from 4/2/2020 3:20:00 PM to 4/30/2020 10:18:17 AM.

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Waste Management not picking up yard waste, loose items or bulk/furniture

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UPDATE (3/31/20):

  • All trash must be secured in trash bags and be placed inside garbage cans if possible. Please limit the number of bags outside a container to TWO BAGS only.
  • Haulers will NOT accept any yard waste, loose items, furniture, bulk items, carpet rolls, excess items from spring cleanup, or any other waste besides the most essential household trash.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation. Limiting what we place at the curb helps ensure the most essential trash continues to be picked up during this challenging time.


For Waste Management to focus on essential waste collection and disposal during the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic, the waste hauler is temporarily suspending the following services, which are non-essential during this emergency period:

  • Bulk Collection – furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.
  • Spring and bulk clean-ups
  • Leaf/Yard Waste Collection – grass clippings, brush, tree limbs, etc. (special collection was scheduled for May 2 in South Fayette, but subject to cancellation or change)

Regular trash and recycling collections continue, but please note the following guidelines:

  • All trash/refuse must be bagged & sealed and, wherever possible, placed in containers. LOOSE ITEMS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.
  • All recyclable materials must be placed inside recycling bins (including cardboard). Do NOT bag recyclables. ITEMS LEFT OUTSIDE OF THE BIN WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.

As always, electronics/TVs, chemicals and other prohibited items cannot be collected.

Waste Management is contracted with South Fayette Township for collection and disposal of household waste and recycling.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, federal and state declarations of emergency have been issued that recommend non-essential employees shelter in place and/or work from home when possible to promote social distancing. As a result, Waste Management has significantly reduced its field workforce and is focusing on the performance of essential services.

Because of its importance to the health and safety of our society, municipal solid waste collection and disposal is deemed an “essential service” in most instances, so Waste Management’s employees are continuing to perform this critical function.

When the declarations of emergency and social distancing recommendations have been eased and Waste Management’s workforce returns to pre-pandemic levels, these bulk/furniture and yard waste services will be restarted. Waste Management will provide notice when the service will resume.

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