Refuse & Recycling

Republic Services is Edgewood's Trash Collection Service

  • Trash collection day is now Thursday beginning the first week of 2019.     
  • General questions can be answered by Republic Services at 1-800-464-2120 or 412-429-2600 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.
  • Republic Services incorrectly advertised the 2019 rates in the flyer sent to residents in late December.  The correct 2019 trash and recycling rate is $52.71 and there is NO SENIOR DISCOUNT offered in Edgewood Borough.  We apologize for any confusion and we are working with Republic Services to distribute a corrected flyer. 

Garbage Pickup

Garbage is picked up on Thursday. A holiday will sometimes shift the day to Friday, so please download the schedule - 2019 Garbage and Recycling Schedule

PLEASE DO NOT put items containing Freon or heavy metals out for the regular garbage (air conditioners, freezers, etc. For those items, see the Hazard Household Waste section below).  Christmas trees will be collected at the curb in December, January, and February on regular collection days.  Additional details on yard waste are available below. 

All waste will be collected weekly on Thursdays. All recyclables will be collected every other week on the same day as waste collection (see calendar).

Recycling Tips

Acceptable Recycling Materials

Please place all recycling items loose and dry inside your recycling bin. DO NOT use plastic bags.

  • Flattened cardboard, office paper, file folders, magazines, catalogs, newspaper and inserts, junk mail, telephone books, etc.
  • Aluminum, tin or steel cans, foil and pie tins     
  • Milk cartons, juice cartons and aseptic containers (be sure to rinse and dry)  
  • Plastic bottles and containers (#1 and #2 ONLY) with lids discarded, and fully rinsed and dried    
  • Clean and dry Glass bottles and jars

  

Non-acceptable Materials

  • No plastics #3-#7      
  • No electronics    
  • No food waste
  • No yard waste
  • No ceramics or dishes    
  • No plastic grocery bags     
  • No motor oil containers  
  • No clothing 
  • No polystyrene foam     
  • No light bulbs     
  • No window glass or mirrors       
  • No hazardous waste containers   
  • No construction waste   
  • No unrinsed food containers     
  • No pizza boxes    
  • No take-out containers

Recycling and waste container placement and collection

1.    All recycling and must be placed at the curb.  
2.    Recycling collections will be “every other week” on the same day as your waste collection. A calendar is provided.  
3.    On your scheduled day of service, place your recycling and waste at the curb no later than 6:00 a.m. – late set out will be noted and may not be picked up.  
4.    Holidays – the six major holidays may cause a “one day” delay in your collection.  
5.    Waste should be in properly secured containers (60 lbs. or less) or plastic bags (35 lbs. or less).  
6.    Hedge cuttings, limbs and branches should be securely tied and should not exceed 36” in length and not weigh no more than 40 lbs. Branches should not exceed 4” in diameter.  
7.    Christmas trees will be collected in December, January and February.  
8.    Bulky items/appliances will be accepted at curbside at no additional charge (limit of one bulk item per month). i. Carpet should be rolled and tied in lengths not to exceed 48”. ii. Tires will not be collected. iii. Empty paint cans and/or dried paint is acceptable. Paint can be dried by air drying or soaking up with newspaper or kitty litter. Lids should be left off. iv. Items such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, water coolers, or any other appliance containing refrigerant will only be picked up if the item has a sticker certifying the refrigerant has been removed. If there is no sticker certifying removal, we will not pick up the item due to laws prohibiting disposal without certification the refrigerant has been removed. It is suggested that you have the company delivering the new appliance dispose of the old appliance to save on the removal cost of the refrigerant.  
9.    All recyclable material should be empty, clean and dry. Please rinse all food and beverage containers completely prior to placing in the container (for example, no ketchup or mustard may be left in the bottles). I. Recyclable items include newsprint, paper, plastic food and beverage containers, aluminum cans, steel cans, cardboard and corrugated boxes. II. Non-recyclable items include drums, ashes, tires, batteries, car parts, medical waste, liquid waste of any kind, paint and contaminated (uncleaned) recyclables.  

 Republic Services Customer Service number is 800-464-2120.

Edgewood Household Hazardous Waste

Your hazardous waste and e-waste can now be safely collected from each home by calling 877-788-9400.

Look through your home for hazardous items that need discarding - everything from batteries and paint to computers and chemicals - and feel secure knowing Republic Services will handle these special items; protecting both you and the environment!

Residents who call will be asked to describe the items they want collected. They will be asked to use a special kit to collect the items, which will be delivered to them. Each kit includes a 42-gallon clear plastic bag and detailed instructions on how to safely package the items, along with a collection date. These items MUST be kept in a secure location; NOT at the curb, until collection. The only exception is a single item weighing 50 lbs. or more, such as a large TV, which must be placed at the curb.

On the collection day, Republic Services personnel will collect the specially packaged items and recycle them.

Here is a list of items that Republic Services will collect (5 gallons or less)

  • Paint (latex and oil-based)   
  • Paint thinners    
  • Gasoline    
  • Solvents     
  • Oil
  • Petroleum-based lubricants       
  • Ethylene   
  • Glycol   
  • Antifreeze   
  • Pesticides/herbicides      
  • Aerosols 
  • Mercury/mercury debris  
  • Light bulbs (fluorescents, compact fluorescents (CFL)      
  • High-intensity discharge (HID) lamps     
  • Batteries (lead acid, alkaline, NiCad)       
  • Pool chemicals/cleaners (acidic & basic)     
  • Resins and epoxy

 

Republic Services will NOT accept the following:

  • Radioactive compounds
  • Smoke detectors
  • Ammunition/explosives     
  • Tires     
  • Asbestos     
  • PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)      
  • Pharmaceuticals/controlled substances     
  • Biological/infectious wastes     
  • Medical Sharps    
  • Fire Extinguishers    
  • Propane tank

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