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Garbage Collection
Mt. Lebanon contracts for the garbage collection from over 12,500 residential units. The maintenance and emptying of garbage containers in the parks and on business district streets, and recycling in compliance with state law. Garbage is collected once a week at the curb. Please do not exceed 50 pounds limit per can. Residents have the option to contract with the collector for back yard collections. Please contact the contractor directly.

Garbage Limitations: When the amount of garbage, rubbish and residential refuse exceeds fifteen (15) bags and/or bulky waste exceeds two (2) items, this shall constitute a special collection and the contractor shall furnish, when requested in advance by the resident, a special collection and removal of those items. A resident who requests such a special collection shall place the items at the curb for collection. This special collection service shall constitute a separate contractual arrangement between the Resident and the Contractor at a price to be set forth by the Contractor to the Resident at the time the special collection is requested, billable by the Contractor to the Resident and payable by the Resident directly to the Contractor.


Mt. Lebanon’s Trash/Recycling Hauler
Republic Services
(412) 429-2600


Garbage and recycling may be placed at the curb after 6 p.m. the evening before regular pickup and should be placed at curb no later than 6 a.m. on the day of collection. For a listing of what is acceptable for pickup, please click on the link below.

Download the 2014 Garbage and Recycling Schedule with street listing.


Contract Holidays
If a holiday falls on Monday through Friday, the subsequent days are on a delayed pickup schedule. If the actual holiday falls on a weekend, there is no delay of subsequent days. Contracted holidays are only the following days:
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Download the 2014 Garbage and Recycling Schedule with street listing.

Bi-Weekly Recycling

Mt. Lebanon is a single-stream recycling community, which means residents can place all recyclables together, curbside, in one container. More than one container may be used for recycling, just make sure a green recycling sticker is on each recycling container and the container weight does not exceed 50 lbs. Stickers are free and are available at the Mt. Lebanon Library, Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building, Mt. Lebanon Public Safety Center and Rollier’s Hardware.

Recyclables are picked up every other week on the regular garbage pickup day. The municipality is divided into two sections: (a) and (b). Please refer to the schedule to be sure when service is provided on your street.

Allegheny County Health Department publishes a Recycling Resource Directory of places in the county that accept various materials for recycling. For a copy please contact the health department at (412) 578-8390.

Rabies & Rabies Bait Information
Norway rats, the most common pest rodent in this area, are semi-aquatic by habit and are frequently found living in close association with man.

Helpful Tips
  • Homeowners, especially those living in close proximity to a drainage ditch or stream, are urged to keep yard areas neatly cut and trimmed.
  • Pet owners are urged to give their pets only the amount of food that they will consume at a single feeding, and to clean up after their pets on a daily basis.
  • Store garbage in 20-30 gallon cans with tight-fitting lids.
  • Firewood should be stored at least six inches off the ground.
  • Bird feeders will contribute to a rat infestation problem.

Report Rodents & Request Bait
To report rodent harborages or to request that rat bait be placed in your neighborhood please call (412) 343-3403.

Additional information on Rodent Control and Pesticide Hypersensitivity

Helpful Resource
The Residents' Guide to Rodent Control booklet is designed to assist you in the control of rats and the environmental conditions that breed rats. This booklet is provided courtesy of the Allegheny County Health Department.