October / November Leaf Pick-Up
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.
Leaves are picked up the business day prior to your regular trash day. The exception is if your trash day is Monday, leaves will be picked up the previous Friday. Leaves should be raked into a pile at the curb. Corner lot residents must make sure their leaf piles are at least 20 feet from the intersection, so the vacuum truck can maneuver without blocking traffic. 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-Up
Because 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