Trash and recycling is contracted to Waste Management, Inc., (WMI). WMI may be contacted locally at 724-864-5166, or nationally at 1-800-458-4090.
Trash is collected Tuesday through Thursday of each week depending on your address.
Recycling Collection (see below for information on the recycling program)
The collection of recyclables is performed every other week as shown on the calendar accessed by clicking the link below. The calendar also indicates the six (6) holidays that alter the trash and recycling collection schedule (see more information below the link).
Recycling Calendar (0.1 MiB)
2018 Recycling Calendar (0.3 MiB)
Trash and recycling collection service is delayed one day for weeks containing one of 6 observed holidays. The holidays that affect the trash collection schedule include:
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day when the holiday falls on a weekday (with minor exceptions – see calendar link above). No trash or recycling is collected on these holidays. The trash collection day for those whose scheduled day falls on one of these 6 days occurs the day after the holiday. The scheduled collection day for all others that fall after the holiday is then delayed one day. Collection days prior to a holiday in a given week are unaffected.
Plastic containers (PET)
Plastic containers (HDPE)
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program
Click the following link for information from Waste Management on their program for disposal of household hazardous waste including electronic equipment:
To better understand the current e-Waste & Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program below is video describing the “At-Your-Door” program.
Borough Recycling and Waste Collection Program
Click the following link for a Tree City Times Article on the borough’s recycling ordinance. The information provided covers commercial, residential and multi-family recycling requirements and fall leaf collection:
Forest Hills Recycling How It Works (57 KiB)
The complete recycling ordinance is available in the Code of Ordinances section under Government.
Click the following link for information on recycling and waste collection with answers to frequently asked questions to better understand how the program operates:
Wood Chipping Program
The seasonal wood chipping program is provided at no cost as a service to our residents. This program is available from the first Wednesday of April through the third Wednesday of August. Materials will not be picked up from any apartment complex, business or institution. To schedule the chipper, just call 412-351-7330, extension 207 and speak to the public works foreman. Complete information can be found at the link below.
Wood Chipping Program (89 KiB)