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Every eligible residence receives one 64-gallon recycling cart for free. If you recently moved into a newly built home and need a recycling bin, please make the request using our 24-hour online Citizen Request Tracker. Or you may call South Fayette Township at 412-221-8700 during regular business hours.
You may purchase additional bins from the township for $50 each. Payment must be made by cash or check. Residents are responsible for transporting the bin from the municipal complex, 515 Millers Run Road, to their home.
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.
Please place your bin a minimum of 3 feet from other objects, such as your garbage can, a mailbox, a car, or a tree. The lid opening (NOT the logo) should face the street. You may write your house number on your bin with permanent marker for easy identification.
All types of recycling may be mixed together and placed in a single container; no sorting is needed. Remember to Wash-n-Squash first! All items must fit into the bin with the lid closed. Items placed outside the bin will NOT be picked up.
Accepted recyclables include:
Recycling is mandatory, according to the township code. Please do NOT bag your recyclables.
The 64-gallon wheeled carts are designed to be picked up and unloaded by automated arms attached to Waste Management trucks.
The one bin that the township provides MUST stay with the house when you move. Residents may take any additional bins that they purchased. Residents of newly built homes in South Fayette Township should contact the township for initial bin delivery.
Waste Management maintains the recycling bins (including wheels and lids). If your container breaks, please report the issue.
Recycling collection in South Fayette Township occurs every other Thursday (every two weeks). Please place bins at the curb the night before, or before 6 a.m. Thursday morning, and remove promptly after emptied. Please note that on recycling days, pickup times may vary, and there is no guarantee your recycling will be picked up at the same time each collection.
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. Waste Management observes six holidays:
No, please do NOT recycle plastic store and grocery bags in the Waste Management recycling bins. Instead, take the bags back to the original store's bag recycling drop-off bin. Plastic store bags are recyclable, but they get tangled in sorting machines at single-stream recycling facilities, including the one where South Fayette recyclables are sorted. The bags can prevent the sorting machine from working correctly and effectively.
No. Please do NOT bag recyclables before placing them in the bin. Simply place items directly into the recycling bin. At the recycling plant, if items are bagged, extra employees need to be added to open up the bag and retrieve the contents. The bag is then discarded as residue or contamination. Any bags that are missed get tangled in the sorting machines, which can prevent the machine from doing its job.
In general, cardboard boxes must be flattened and placed inside a recycling bin with the lid closed in order to be collected by Waste Management’s automated recycling trucks. However, if you are moving and disposing of a large amount of cardboard boxes at once, you can flatten them and secure them next to the recycling bin for pickup.
If you live in a Hunting Ridge townhouse or apartment, you do NOT be participate in the automated recycling program, due to unique collection conditions. You must continue using the smaller, traditional bins. Apartments and townhouses in these areas will continue to use the existing recycling bins: Big Meadow Court, Brook Ledge Road, Clearfork Road, Deerwatch Road, Firethorn Road, Garden Apartment Drive, Hunters Path, 502-548 Lark Tree Circle, Laurel Ridge Circle, Mill Court, Ridge Point Circle, Ryeland Court and Wheatland Circle.
The sewage authority handles dye tests and sanitary sewer inspections. Contact the Municipal Authority of the Township of South Fayette at 412-257-5100.
Call the Building Inspection & Code Enforcement office at 412-221-8700 to schedule an inspection.
When an existing home is sold to a new owner, the closing company, real estate agent, lending institution or private party acquires two items from South Fayette Township: (1) a Residential Occupancy Registration listing the new buyer’s information and (2) a Municipal No-Lien Letter. In addition, the local sewer authority must issue a No-Lien Letter and Dye Test/Lateral Inspection, and the local Real Estate Tax collector must issue a tax certification. Visit our occupancy registration webpage for details.
Waste Management, the township's waste hauler, has set guidelines for the materials accepted in curbside residential recycling carts.
The following items are ACCEPTED:
These items are NOT accepted:
Report a missed trash or recycling pickup online anytime through our Citizen Request Tracker, and your message will be automatically sent to both the township and hauler Waste Management. Or call the township office weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 412-221-8700. Visit our trash and recycling webpage for more information about waste collection.
Register online, visit the township office at 515 Millers Run Road, South Fayette 15064, or call 412-221-8700 x217.
The Real Estate (Property) Tax Collector is elected to collect taxes for both South Fayette Township and the South Fayette School District.
Twelve polling places are located in South Fayette Township. All voting matters are handled by the Allegheny County Elections Division.
A homeowner association is a legally recognized, nonprofit entity with automatic, mandatory membership for its homeowners. Members are required to comply with their HOA rules and standards, which are established through deeds, covenants and other legal documents that are put in place when a home is purchased.
In order to preserve architectural and aesthetic elements specific to a neighborhood, HOAs may define requirements for design elements such as paint color, landscaping, window style or fence height, as well as regulate issues such whether a resident can park an RV in the driveway or build a shed.
An HOA normally is created by either a residential real estate developer or a group of property owners. Pennsylvania does not require the formation of HOAs, but the state legally recognizes them and has established rules and responsibilities for them to adhere to.
Most HOAs are governed by a set of bylaws that outlines the structure of the organization. Elected board members may manage the HOA as volunteers, or they may hire a management company to perform the necessary duties.
HOAs usually assess monthly or annual dues to pay for operational costs and maintenance of shared property such as such playgrounds, gardens, swimming pools, clubhouses or stormwater detention basins.
Active homeowner associations are set up to enforce their own covenants. They tend to have the power to take swift action when finding a violation. HOAs can place liens on a member’s property, sue a homeowner or levy fines in situations where sometimes the township cannot.
South Fayette Township, the local government, is unable to enforce the private HOA regulations. However, the township does have the right to enforce its own laws and regulations within neighborhoods that have an HOA. The township enforces local ordinances and the International Property Maintenance Code of 2000 by issuing citations, fines or other penalties for code violations.
If you have a question or problem within your planned community, please check with your HOA first. If the HOA says it cannot enforce an issue, you may submit your concern online to determine if the township can help.
South Fayette Township maintains only public roads.
In a new housing plan, the developer or HOA privately owns the roads in the neighborhood throughout construction. Once the roads are completed and built to public standards, the developer may offer a road for public dedication.
Following a legal adoption process, the township usually assumes ownership (although sometimes, for various reasons, the developer or the HOA keeps some or all roads private).
Once South Fayette secures ownership of a road, the township can acquire maintenance funds from the state’s Municipal Liquid Fuels Program.
In some cases, several years can pass before a road is offered for public dedication, such as when a new neighborhood is in the process of being built.
During this period, the developer or HOA bears all the expenses of salting, plowing, repairing, paving or otherwise maintaining its roads. The township is legally prohibited from using public tax money to maintain private roads unless specifically contracted and paid to do so.
Most planned neighborhoods include their own stormwater basins to control water that “runs off” the development. Basins are designed to collect rainwater and snowmelt and redirect it into natural waterways to reduce flooding and erosion.
The vast majority of stormwater basins in the township are owned by HOAs, with a handful owned by other private entities or the township. HOAs are responsible for maintaining and repairing their own stormwater facilities.
An important task of HOAs is to provide the township with the results of periodic inspections of their basins and related stormwater management system—including HOA-owned storm pipes—in line with the original engineering design and by following the recommendations of a storm system design professional.
In addition to HOAs providing their own inspections, the township is required by the state to inspect all stormwater facilities from time to time for compliance with the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program, managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under the federal Clean Water Act.
The program—which includes all HOA-owned detention basins—requires each community’s stormwater management system to return clean water to streams, creeks and rivers. Polluted water could lead to fines and penalties.
Under the MS4 program, South Fayette Township has implemented a process to regularly inspect detention basins throughout the community. Inspection reports, along with required maintenance information, are sent to basin owners and kept on file at the township building. HOAs must repair any problems discovered during inspections.
Neighborhood gatherings such as block parties are great ways for neighbors to meet and connect, and the township encourages these events when properly planned and organized.
It is the HOA’s responsibility to block the road with sawhorses, cones or other items that are readily movable in case of an emergency. Roads cannot be blocked by vehicles or big equipment.
To temporarily close a road for pedestrians during a neighborhood block party, an HOA representative must contact public safety personnel at least two weeks in advance:
To park on the street overnight in areas where parking hours are regulated, residents must request permission from the police department in advance by calling the business office at 412-221-2170. Otherwise, vehicles at the curb may be cited or removed if necessary.
When possible, please avoid parking on the street during winter plowing in order to allow safe, efficient snow removal.
Contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation or the South Fayette Township Police Department to request an application for a placard. After it is received, your family doctor fills it out, and it is returned to the Department of Transportation in Harrisburg. If you qualify, the placard is then issued by the Department of Transportation. The completed application also can be processed by a notary. Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation website for more information.
Yes. Please complete the Vacation Check Request Form and return it to the police station, 515 Millers Run Road, during regular office hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Call 412-221-2170 for assistance with the form.
You can mail your request to:
Records ClerkSouth Fayette Township Police Department515 Millers Run RoadMorgan, PA 15064
In your request, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a check or money order ($15 for accident reports, or $20 for a complaint or incident report) made payable to South Fayette Township Police Department. Also include the date of the complaint, accident or incident, location, incident number and/or name of the person(s) involved or operator of the vehicles. Also include a telephone number where you can be reached.
Processing time is generally 3 to 5 working days. You may stop at the South Fayette Township Police Department to pick up your report Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call 412-221-2170 with your request so the report is available upon arrival.
Traffic citations and non-traffic citations (tickets, except for parking tickets) can be paid at the following location:
District Court 05-2-21Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet295 Millers Run RoadSouth Fayette, PA 15017Phone: 412-221-3353
They can also be paid by mail or in person at the South Fayette Township Police Department, 515 Millers Run Road, South Fayette PA 15064, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
No. In the event of a crime, police officers should respond to the scene and gather information as soon as possible. If you want to file a late-reported or a hit-and-run accident, you must call 911 to request an officer and then bring your vehicle to the police station. The police department will make a complaint only that you have reported the incident or accident.
The Pennsylvania State Police is the central repository for criminal history information in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The state police website details the steps for obtaining criminal history information.
Under certain circumstances, Pennsylvania crime victims may receive compensation. For more information, visit the Victims' Compensation Assistance Program website.
No. Fingerprinting is not a service offered by the police department.
South Fayette Township contains roadways that are owned and / or maintained by 3 separate political entities. South Fayette owns and maintains more than 70 miles of local roadways, plus maintains 15 miles of state roads through contractual agreements. Allegheny County maintains the roads that it owns. State-owned roads are maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDot) or by South Fayette.
State-Owned Roads Maintained by PennDot
State-Owned Roads Maintained by South Fayette Township Public Works
County-Owned Roads Maintained by Allegheny County
Township Roads Owned and Maintained by South Fayette Township Public Works
If there is any question as to who maintains your street, please contact the township office or the public works department.
The most efficient methods of reducing winter maintenance costs are reducing the amount of salt and anti-skid materials we use and decreasing the number of hours employees spend treating roads, while maintaining public safety.
Wetting Systems Public Works uses 2 wetting systems for our fleet of snow-fighting equipment. These units spray the salt with salt brine while it is being dispensed onto the roadway. The salt brine reduces the amount of splatter of the salt, thus keeping more of the product on the area where it is needed. The salt brine also increases the melting time of the salt, thus quickening the time it takes to melt the snow and ice.
Salt Brine / Anti-Icing The department also applies salt brine to the roadways in advance of expected winter storms. This anti-icing method has several advantages: