October / November Leaf Pick-Up
UPDATE 12/7/20: Leaf pickup is over for the season. Any remaining leaves can be bagged and left for regular trash pickup if you are not planning to properly compost them. Thank you!
Leaves are picked up in Mt. Lebanon weekly beginning in October and continuing through the end of November. Weather permitting, public works may extend leaf pickup one week or a maximum of two weeks. If we experience an accumulating snow before the extension week, leaf collection will end.
Leaf pickup is one day prior to your regular garbage collection day, rake leaves into the street the day before pickup day. To reduce leaf accumulation in streets, please refrain from raking leaves into the street immediately after the collection truck has passed. If you rake leaves several days before pickup, store leaves in your yard, behind the curb and not in the street. Poor weather conditions, such as snow or rain, may delay pickup— please be patient. Print the collection schedule for easy reference.
Advice for Residents of Dead-End Streets
It is not feasible to reach all locations with a vacuum truck. Dead-end streets offer limited turning room and high-traffic main streets are too busy to permit vacuum collection. Residents of these areas are advised to bag their leaves for Saturday collection each week. Bags must be at the curb prior to 7 a.m.
If you are not sure which policy applies to you, call the Public Works Department at (412) 343-3403. Please be advised that poor weather conditions, such as snow and rain, may delay pickup. Watch Comcast Channel 17 or Verizon Channel 34 for revisions to the schedule.
Streets with Saturday Curbside Leaf Pick-Up
Residents of the following streets should bag leaves for Saturday curbside pick-up:
Note: Please use 30-gallon paper bags (available at local hardware stores). Plastic bags will not be picked up.
Optional Saturday Leaf Pick-UpBecause of problems encountered in previous years with cars parked on the street, we are offering the option of Saturday pickup for the following areas:
- Academy Avenue - Washington Road to Mapleton Avenue
- Akron Avenue
- North Meadowcroft - Bower Hill to Dell Avenue
- Shady Drive East - Alfred Street to Castle Shannon Boulevard
- Shady Drive West - Washington Road to Mapleton Avenue
Note: Place all leaves in biodegradable brown paper bags. Bags must be placed at the curb prior to 7 a.m. Saturday.
Leaf Collection Recycling
The leaves are vacuumed from the municipal streets. After the leaf service has ended, the leaves are shredded and hauled away by contractors, and composted outside of Mt. Lebanon.
DEP Urging Communities, Residents To Compost, Mulch Fall Leaves