Recycling

Curbside Recycling

Recycling pick-up is every other week on your regular trash pick-up day. Mt. Lebanon offers single-stream recycling, which means that all recyclable materials may be placed together in a container (or containers) identified by recycling stickers.

Recycling stickers are available at the Customer Service Center in the Municipal Building, 710 Washington Road and at the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Boulevard. A recycling container should weigh no more than 50 pounds. All cans, boxes, paper, etc. must be empty and free of food waste.

Accepted Items

Items collected are:

  • Paper: Paperboard boxes (such as those used for cereal, tissues and shoes), copier paper, magazines, newspaper, catalogs, junk mail including envelopes and telephone books. Corrugated cardboard must be flattened and no longer than 36 x 36 inches.  
  • Metal: Aluminum, steel, tin and bimetal cans
  • Plastic: Plastics numbered 1 and 2 on the bottom, except for black PET food trays. To recycle lids, tightly screw them onto original containers.

 Items Not Accepted

You may not recycle:

  • Glass
  • Plastic Bags
  • Styrofoam 
  • Fast food wrappers 
  • Aluminum foil and foil products
  • Food waste 
  • Shredded paper
  • Paper towels 
  • Ceramics  
  • Bathroom trash 
  • Milk Cartons
  • Juice Cartons
  • Juice Boxes
  • Soup Cartons
  • Plastics other than 1 and 2
  • Black PET food trays

Although paper bags or boxes are recyclable, please do not place any items inside them.

The Allegheny County Health Department publishes a Recycling Resources of places in the county that accept various materials for recycling. For a hard copy, please contact the Health Department at (412) 578-8390. County Parks also have drop off sites for plastics, aluminum and steel cans, newspaper County Park Drop Off locations

Reporting a Missed Pick-up

To report a missed pick-up of recycling please call 412-343-3400, 8:30 am - 5 pm. You can also submit an electronic request on myLebo.

Resources

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Permanent glass recycling location

The Glass Recycling Collaborative of Southwestern PA, a newly formed partnership bleboglassrecyclingetween municipalities in Allegheny County and the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC), will provide reliable, uninterrupted glass recycling access.

Beginning in March 2022, residents can drop off all colors of glass bottles, jars and jugs at the first two sites established as part of this region-wide glass recycling network.

“For years, CAP Glass and Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling have served as essential partners with PRC in glass recycling programs in this region, and we are excited see our partnership expand through the collaborative,” according to PRC Deputy Director Sarah Alessio Shea. “To grow the circular economy in Southwestern PA, Michael Brothers will deliver all glass collected in the blue dumpsters to CAP Glass in Mt. Pleasant, Pa. There it will be sorted and prepared for use by regional glass product manufacturers, and a bottle, jar or jug dropped in the bin today could be recycled and back on a store shelf in less than 30 days.”

Individuals can deposit glass bottles, jars and jugs of all colors (no sorting required) in blue recycling dumpsters permanently installed at these two locations:

VILLAGE SQUARE MALL – launching March 1, 2022
5000 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park, PA 15102
Drop off available seven days a week
sponsored by Borough of Dormont, Municipality of Bethel Park, Municipality of Mt. Lebanon and Township of Upper St. Clair in partnership with Oxford

MOON TOWNSHIP – launching March 7, 2022
Public Works Garage lot, 1115 Stevenson Mill Road, Moon Township, PA 15108
Drop off weekdays 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
sponsored by Moon Township and Moon Township Municipal Authority

This recycling program, held in partnership with CAP Glass and Michael Brothers, is made possible through a PA DEP recycling grant held by Borough of Dormont.

For more information regarding glass recycling, visit the PRC website at www.prc.org/glass.

Additional options:

Michael Bros. has extended its glass recycling program indefinitely and now you have even more opportunity to drop off your glass (separated into clear, green and brown/amber). Take it to either of Michael Bros.’ two locations. The Baldwin location, 901 Horning Road, is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Reserve location, 408 Hoffman Road, is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Michael Bros. will also accept cardboard for free.

You may also take unbroken beer bottles (no other kinds of glass) to Bridge City Beverage, 1608 Cochran Road in Scott Township, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You do not need to separate those bottles.

Holiday Pick-Up

After a holiday falling Monday through Friday, pick-up for the rest of the week will be one day later than the usual day. Observed holidays are:

  • New Years Day 
  • Memorial Day 
  • 4th of July 
  • Labor Day 
  • Thanksgiving Day 
  • Christmas Day 
  • If a holiday falls on the weekend, the week's pick-up will follow its regular schedule.

    If you have questions, call Mt. Lebanon’s Public Works Department at (412) 343-3403.

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