Waste Collection & Recycling
Regular household garbage and rubbish will be collected by the Borough contractor each Wednesday. “Garbage” is generally described as food and waste typically generated by a household. Backyard collection is provided for regular household garbage only. Garbage must be placed in watertight containers not exceeding 32 gallon capacity.
“Rubbish” is generally described as discarded appliances and/or furniture, non-routine household items such as moving boxes, attic items, discarded clothing, etc. Yard and garden waste – including grass clippings, leaves, vines and hedge clippings – is also considered rubbish and will be routinely removed every Wednesday. Rubbish must be placed in suitable containers (cans, boxes, trash bags, bundles) if possible, and placed at the closest public street line for collection, not earlier than one day before Wednesday pickup.
The Borough contractor will not pick up tires, auto parts, or construction materials. By law, appliances containing freon must be drained by a certified technician and tagged as “freon-free”. Items of rubbish left behind by the Borough contractor have not met collection standards.
Please notify the Borough Office as soon as possible to report missed garbage or rubbish pickup. Under no circumstances are grass clippings, leaves, or other debris to be deposited in the Borough streets or sewers! A permit for outside burning must be obtained from Allegheny County.
All residents are encouraged to recycle. Edgeworth is proud to offer Curbside Recycling to all residents within the Borough. Edgeworth Borough recycling cans may be purchased for $20 each (cash or check) at the Borough Building. In addition to the Curbside Recycling program, a drop-off recycling site is located at 101 Chestnut Road – adjacent to the Norfolk Southern Railroad Tracks. Items that may be recycled include plastics (#1 – #7), paper, aluminum, glass, bi-metal and tin cans.
Residents may recycle grass clippings by simply leaving them on the lawn or by composting. For more information regarding the recycling program see the attached flyer below.