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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.