Shredding / Electronic Equipment / Yard Waste

Mt. Lebanon Community Recycling Events Schedule

Confidential Paper Shredding

Help prevent identity theft by bringing your confidential papers and documents to the public works yard at 1250 Lindendale Drive (off Cedar Blvd) on scheduled Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Please see Mt. Lebanon Community Recycling Events Schedule.)
Your items will be shredded before your eyes by The Paper Exchange. Cost is $5.00 per box with the first box free (approx. 18” x 12” x 12”.) You may pay with cash or checks. Staples, paper clips and plastic binders do not need to be removed.

Electronic Equipment Recycling Drop-Off
The Mt. Lebanon Commission enacted an ordinance prohibiting certain electronic devices from the curbside trash stream. The ordinance is based on Pennsylvania’s Covered Device Recycling Act. Covered devices are defined as “covered computer and television devices marketed and intended for use by consumers.” This includes keyboards, printers and any other device that connects to a computer or television. Although not specifically included in the state law, the ordinance Mt. Lebanon has enacted to comply with the act extends to include cell phones. Effective September 1, 2011 residents may no longer put televisions, computers, printers and various other electronic devices out with the regular trash. Recycling electronic items keeps them out of the landfill and decreases the amount of heavy metals that leach into the ground. Website about PA TV recycling:

In cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Public Works Department, JVS Environmental ( offers an electronic items disposal service (anything with an electrical cord) to the residents and businesses of Mt. Lebanon. Most electronic devices will be recycled free of charge. Any covered devices left out for trash or recycling pick-up will be tagged unsuitable for pick-up by our contractor, and must be removed from the curb. Residents can bring items to the public works yard, located at 1250 Lindendale Drive (off Cedar Blvd) on scheduled Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Please see Mt. Lebanon Community Recycling Events Schedule.)

TVs are now accepted at Pennsylvania Resources Council recycling events

Woody Waste Materials Curbside Collection
Beginning in 2011, the municipality started offering a curbside pick-up service for woody waste materials. Materials that will be collected are limited to shrubs, tree branches and limbs (no leaves in bags).

Reservation is required. Please call 412-343-3403, between Monday and no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Thursday before the pickup. Please have your materials placed at the curb (not in the street) before 7 a.m. on the pick-up day. All collected materials will be shredded and the municipality will have it composted. (Please see Mt. Lebanon Community Recycling Events Schedule.)

When preparing your material for pick-up, please follow these guidelines:
  • All dirt and debris should be removed from the roots of shrubs. Soil, rocks, leaves, grass clippings and ornamental grasses will not be picked up.
  • Small branches should be gathered into piles (not bound) not exceeding 24 inches in diameter and 48 inches in length
  • Large tree limbs should be no longer than 6 feet in length and no thicker than 5 inches in diameter.
  • The total amount put out for any one pickup should not exceed more than can be placed into a single pickup truck.
If the above guidelines are not followed, then the materials will be deemed noncollectible and left at the curbside.

Woody Waste Drop-Off
Mt. Lebanon’s yard waste recycling drop-off program is available for Mt. Lebanon residents is on the first Saturday of each month between the hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., from April through the first Saturday in October. Drop off your yard waste at the golf course maintenance facility on Pine Avenue. Leaves in recyclable craft bags, small twigs, shrubs, brush and branches (under 3 feet) are accepted.

Note: No grass clippings, stones, soil, stumps, large limbs or plastic bags will be accepted.