Refuse & Recycling

Republic Services is Edgewood's Trash Collection Service

  • Trash collection day is Tuesday
  • General questions can be answered by Republic Services at 1-800-464-2120 or 412-429-2600 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.
  • For all the details regarding acceptable containers, and items not collected please download the Republic Services Fact Sheet or visit the Republic Services Website.

Garbage Pickup

Garbage is picked up on Tuesday. A holiday will sometimes shift the day to Wednesday, so please download the schedule - 2017 Garbage and Recycling Schedule

PLEASE DO NOT put items containing freon or heavy metals out for the regular garbage (air conditioners, freezers, etc. For those items, see the Hazard Household Waste section below)

Rugs can be placed out for garbage in 3' bound sections.

Sticks and trees can be placed out for garbage. Pieces must be no longer than 18" in diameter and in no more than 3' long bound sections.

Recycling

Recycling is picked up every 2 weeks, on the weeks highlighted in light blue on the following service calendar: 2017 Edgewood Recycling Schedule (Acrobat Reader required.)

Recycling bins can be purchased by stopping by the Municipal Building at 2 Race Street and are $20 each.

The following items can be recycled:

Note: Be sure to remove all food waste from all containers. Remaining food waste in recyclables can cause an entire load to be contaminated.

  • PLASTICS AND FOOD CONTAINERS: Plastics #1-7, Aluminum, steel, and tin cans, Soda bottles (lids removed), Milk jugs, Soft drink cans, Water bottles (lids removed), Household product jugs, Glass jars (lids removed), Dairy, juice, and broth cardboard containers, flattened.
  • PAPER: including office paper, newspaper, colored paper, junk mail, window envelopes, telephone books, paperback books, folders, advertisements, magazines all can be recycled. Place the paper inside a brown paper bag in the recycling container. (All of these items can also be recycled at your convenience in the bins behind the Borough Building).
  • PAPERBOARD: can also be recycled curbside and placed in with other recycled paper. Paperboard includes shoe boxes, cereal boxes, pasta boxes, and tissue boxes. Please flatten these items prior to recycling. Paperboard cannot be recycled behind the Borough Building.
  • CORRUGATED CARDBOARD: can also be recycled curbside, but must be flattened, folded up to a size less than 3 feet in length or width square, and placed in the recycling bin. You can also put it in a paper bag alongside the recycling bin. Due to the small apertures on the recycling truck that fits on Edgewood's streets, simply flattening corrugated boxes is not enough -- they have to be broken down folded up.


Republic Services prefers to receive the recycling materials "loose" in the bins and not tied up in plastic bags. Bags have to be cut open, which takes time. If a bag is black or dark, they are most likely going to put it in their trash, which goes to a landfill. Please put your recycling out in the blue recycling bins and NOT in plastic bags.

Materials That Can NOT Be Recycled in Edgewood:

Plastic bags (take them to Giant Eagle's bin for recycling), styrofoam cups, containers, & packing peanuts, food waste (rinse food from all containers), tissues, paper towels, tissue paper, shredded paper, plastic lids, aluminum foil.

Anything smaller than 2" square will contaminate the glass to be recycled due to the way glass is sorted at the recycling plant. Even if it's potentially a recyclable material, such as paper or plastic, if it is less than 2" square it will contaminate glass collection. No plastic lids, no shredded or wadded up paper, no balls of aluminum foil, and no tiny medicine bottles or caps.

Hard-to-Recycle Collections

Republic Services Collects Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste in Edgewood.

Your hazardous waste and e-waste can now be safely collected by calling this toll-free number: 1-800-464-2120

Data destruction is assured.

Look through your home for hazardous items that need to be discarded everything from batteries and paint to computers and chemicals and feel secure that Republic Services will safely handle these items, protecting both you and the environment.

Residents who call will be asked to describe the items to be collected. They will be told how to package their household hazardous waste (HHW) in a special HHW Kit, which will be sent to residents. (Electronics do not need to be packaged.) Each kit includes a collection date, a 42-gallon clear plastic bag, and detailed instructions on how to package the items to be collected safely and securely. Both HHW and e-waste must be kept in a secure location, NOT at the curb, until collected.

On the day of collection, Republic Services will arrive at your home to collect the HHW packaged items and/or electronics to be taken for recycling or disposal.

Acceptable HHW and e-waste (5 gallons or less):

  •  Paint - Latex & Oil-based
  • Paint thinners, Gasoline, Solvents
  • Oil, Petroleum-based lubricants
  • Ethylene Glycol, Antifreeze
  • Pesticides, Herbicides
  • Aerosols
  • Mercury, Mercury Debris
  • Light Bulbs - Fluorescents, Compact Fluorescents (CFL), High-Intensity
  • Discharge (HID) Lamps
  • Batteries - Lead Acid, Alkaline, NiCad
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Cleaners - Acidic & Basic
  • Resins and Epoxy
  • E-Waste - TVs, Computers, Monitors, VCR and DVD Players, Printers, Fax Machines, Cable Boxes, Gaming Equipment and similar electronic waste

Unacceptable HHW and e-waste:

  • Radioactive Compounds
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Tires
  • Asbestos
  • PCs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls)
  • Pharmaceuticals/Controlled Substances
  • Biological/Infectious Wastes
  • Medical Sharps (Call or visit Republic Services online for details for methods of disposing Medical Sharps)
  • Fire Extinguishers

If any of the unacceptable items are placed for collection, a large Republic Services sticker will be placed on those items, explaining why they could not be collected.

To make a collection date appointment, call 1-800-464-2120 Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm. You may leave a message at all other times.

Or email: EdgewoodBoroughPAEWaste-HHW@republicservices.com

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