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Mt. Lebanon has been on the forefront of recycling best practices for decades. We follow the “Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” plan, which calls for everyone to look at the waste they are creating and eliminate it early in our decision-making process before we have to dispose of it. When it comes to recycling, our curbside recycling program is easy and convenient and our fixed glass recycling centers allow for additional opportunities to help our environment.

The solid waste fee for 2024 will be $290 per household. Information on billing and account setup is available here.

Curbside Recycling

Mt. Lebanon has bi-weekly recycling, now all on the same week. (See the schedule, below.) 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

  • Glass bottles and jars (starting January 2024): Unbroken only. Clear, brown, blue and green glass that are food and beverage containers. Pyrex and window glass will not be accepted.
  • 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. Examples include: soda, water, salad dressing and cooking oil bottles, milk and juice jugs, shampoo, conditioner or bodywash bottles, laundry detergent containers. We can’t give you an all-encompassing list so here’s the best way to tell: Look for the recycling logo and the codes PET, PETE, PEHD or HDPE. If it has any of these codes, it is recyclable. If it does not, then it is not recyclable.

Items Not Accepted Curbside

You may not recycle:

Shredded paperPlastic bagsStyrofoamFast food wrappers
Aluminum foil & foil productsFood wasteShredded paperPaper towels
CeramicsBathroom trashMilk cartonsJuice cartons
Juice boxesSoup cartonsPlastics other than #1 & #2Mirrors/windows

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

Reporting a Missed Pick-up

To report a missed pick-up of recycling please call 412-343-3400, 8:30 a.m – 5 p.m. or submit an electronic request 24 hours a day on myLebo.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas trees will be picked up curbside for recycling by Mt. Lebanon Public Works the day BEFORE your regular trash day. The 2025 schedule will be posted as soon as it is announced. Please have your tree at the curb the night before either collection date. The drivers have been instructed to leave any trees that are in plastic bags, so please make sure that your tree is not in a bag and does NOT have any decorations or lights on it, including tinsel. These trees will be recycled into wood chips and any foreign material on the tree could potentially damage the equipment.

Permanent glass recycling location

Even though glass recycling has returned to our curbside program, it is not the most efficient way to recycle glass. Recycling systems that call for glass to be sorted away from other items like cardboard and cans, results in a larger percentage of glass being recycled into new glass. Please consider continuing to use one of these drop-off venues:

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

Individuals can drop off all colors of glass bottles, jars and jugs (no sorting required) at the two sites (see below) 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.” 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.

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

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

For more information regarding glass recycling, visit the PRC website.

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. If the actual holiday (not observed holiday) falls on the weekend, then there is no delay. Contracted holidays are:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day 
  • 4th of July 
  • Labor Day 
  • Thanksgiving Day 
  • Christmas Day 

Additional recycling resources

The Mt. Lebanon Environmental Sustainability Board has compiled the following recycling resources for you, including places to take items not recyclable curbside, including batteries, plastics, electronics and more. Please contact the local businesses for the most up-to-date information on locations, collection and cost

Allegheny County Recycling Resources and Drop-Off Finder
PRC collection events include glass, household chemicals, hard to recycle items, and electronics
Pennsylvania DEP’s Recycling Hotline is available for recycling questions at 800-346-4242

Plastic bags

  • Giant Eagle outdoor collection bins accept clean, dry plastic shopping bags, shrink wrap and plastic film, produce bags, newspaper sleeves and dry cleaning bags
  • Home Depot accepts plastic shopping bags
  • Lowes accepts plastic shopping bags and bubble wrap

Plastics 3-7

  • 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.
  • Home Depot accepts plastic planter pots
  • Lowes accepts plastic planter pots


  • Batteries Plus accepts a wide variety of battery types
  • Home Depot accepts rechargeable batteries
  • Lowes accepts rechargeable batteries
  • Staples accepts many different kinds of batteries

Light bulbs*

  • Batteries Plus accepts an extensive assortment of bulbs 
  • Home Depot accepts compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL)
  • Lowes accepts CFL and fluorescent bulbs

Small Electronics*

Ink Cartridges

Writing tools

Staples accepts crayons, pens, markers, and pencils

Automotive *

Recycling centers

Michael Brothers Hauling: South Hills accepts a variety of materials including clean fill, concrete, drywall, stone, brick, wood waste, scrap metal, #1 copper, yellow brass, auto cast, clean tin, dirty tin, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastics, glass, green waste, electric motors

* Fees may apply on some items. Check with the local store for details.