New Recycling Drop-Off Finder
This tool provides drop-off locations for recyclables that are within Allegheny County. Search for a company name, specific material or zip code, or explore material types and find the closest drop-off to you. This tool does not display local curbside information.

The Allegheny County Health Department's recycling division provides information about hard-to-recycle items and publishes the Recycling Resource Directory(PDF, 651KB) (rev. 3/2023), which gives county residents information about where specific materials can be recycled.

We also plan and implement special recycling programs for household hazardous waste, tires, and electronic waste, like televisions and computers.

In addition, we prepare and deliver presentations to the public on recycling, composting, and waste management issues, as well as assist municipalities with recycling grants and technical planning.

Recycling was integrated into ACHD's Public Drinking Water and Waste Management Division at the beginning of 1996. Act 101, the State Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling, and Waste Reduction Act, forms the foundation of our work.

Who Recycles in Allegheny County?

Act 101 requires access to recycling across the state of Pennsylvania. Of the 130 municipalities in Allegheny County, 80 of them have a curbside collection program and 19 of them have a drop-off program.

Communities with a population of under 5,000 are not required under Act 101 to offer recycling programs, but some of these towns and municipalities choose to participate in recycling even though it is not mandatory.

What Items Can Be Recycled?

Most residential municipal recycling programs collect a combination of the following types of items:

  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • #1 and #2 plastics
  • Clear and colored glass
  • Cardboard, magazines, newspapers, and junk mail

Businesses and institutions located in communities with mandatory recycling programs must collect cardboard, high-grade office paper, aluminum cans, and leaf waste.

For more information about general recycling guidelines for your community, please contact your municipality or visit the PA Department of Environmental Protection website.

Electronic Waste/Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Information

Since 2013, Pennsylvania law prohibits the disposal of electronic devices in the regular trash. These items must be recycled. These devices include anything with a "cover" such as:

  • Computers
  • Televisions
  • Laptops
  • Computer Monitors
  • Tablets

For more information and a complete list of e-waste recyclers, please visit the PA Department of Environmental Protection's website.

The following municipalities have residential curbside programs for the pick-up of e-waste/household hazardous waste through their waste haulers:

Waste Management

  • Aleppo Township
  • Avalon Borough
  • Baldwin Borough
  • Bellevue Borough
  • Ben Avon Borough
  • Blawnox Borough
  • Braddock Hills Borough
  • Bradford Woods Borough
  • Brentwood Borough
  • Churchill Borough
  • Coraopolis Borough
  • Crafton Borough
  • Dormont Borough
  • Elizabeth Township
  • Etna Borough
  • Findlay Township
  • Forest Hills Borough
  • Franklin Park Borough
  • Glassport Borough
  • Glenfield Borough
  • Hampton Township
  • Indiana Township
  • Ingram Borough
  • Leet Township
  • Town of McCandless
  • McDonald Borough
  • McKees Rocks Borough
  • Millvale Borough
  • Moon Township
  • Neville Township
  • O'Hara Township
  • Ohio Township
  • Pitcairn Borough
  • Rankin Borough
  • Robinson Township
  • Ross Township
  • Sewickley Borough
  • Sharpsburg Borough
  • South Versailles
  • Tarentum Borough
  • Versailles Borough
  • West View Borough

Residents can call 800-449-7587 or visit the Waste Management website for more information.

Republic Services

Carnegie Borough, Crescent Township, and Edgewood Borough residents can call 1-800-464-2120 for more information.

Penn Hills and Wilkins Township residents can call 877-788-9400 for more information.

Vogel Disposal

Cheswick Borough and Richland Township residents can call 724-625-1511.

Valley Waste Services

Pennsbury Village Borough residents can call 724-843-9373.

Shank Waste

Aspinwall Borough residents can call 724-226-8320.

County Hauling

Plum Borough and Shaler Township residents can call 724-929-7694 Ext. 2 or 888-883-0333 for more information.

Recycling Collection Events

See Allegheny County's Department of Sustainability's Recycling and Waste Collection.