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Leaf Collection

South Park Township provides for leaf collection once in the spring and four times in the late fall. All leaves must be placed at the curb in biodegradable bags after 6:00 p.m. on the evening prior to collection. Leaf collection will be limited to leaves, hedge clippings, and bundled limbs and branches not exceeding three (3) inches in diameter, or four (4) feet in length. Please check the monthly issue of the Park News for details on the pick-up dates or contact the Administrative office.

Refuse Collection

Refuse collection in South Park Township is subcontracted to a private company, Republic Services. All refuse is collected on Mondays, throughout the Township, and must be placed at the curb. If there is a major holiday on the day of collection, the refuse will be collected on Tuesdays. Residents are advised to place their refuse at the curb, not on the street, after 6:00 p.m. on the evening preceding the collection day as refuse trucks cannot adhere to a specific time schedule in any neighborhood.

Large items such as appliances and furniture will also be collected if they are placed at the curb. Lawn and garden trimmings must be placed in plastic bags. Tree limbs/small trees must be bundled in lengths of four feet or less.

Construction materials and automobile parts will not be collected at curbside. Special arrangements must be made with the waste hauler because of landfill restrictions.

If you have any further questions on our Refuse Collection, please contact Republic Services at 1-800-464-2120, 412-429-2600, or email at

Due to provisions in the Federal Clean Air Act, collection or disposal of white goods (refrigerators, freezers, air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, and water coolers) is not permitted unless the freon has been properly removed from the compressors. The Environmental Protection Agency also requires certification that the refrigerant has been recovered from the equipment prior to final disposal. Allegheny County’s Division of Waste Management has provided the Township with a list of reputable companies qualified to perform this service. For this information, call the Municipal Building at (412) 831-7000.

Beginning in January 2013, due to the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act, Act 108 of 2010, residents will no longer be allowed to place televisions, computers, and electronic equipment at the curb for pick-up with municipal waste. These items are required to be correctly disposed at a recycling event or facility. For more information and recycling locations, please visit Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's website at, under "DEP Programs A-Z," click "E" and find "Electronics Recycling," or call South Park Township at (412) 831-7000.

Recycling Information

Under the Township’s recycling program, the following items can be recycled:

Glass - all colors (no window glass, light bulbs, pyrex or ceramics).

Tin food Cans - (no paints or chemicals).

Plastic - milk, water, juice and soda bottles (no oil or chemical containers).

Aluminum, Bi-Metal Beverage Cans, Food Containers and Newspaper

All recyclable items can be placed in one bin for collection. Residents will no longer need to separate recyclable materials such as paper, plastics and glass.

Recycling bins must be placed at the curb either the night before the pickup day or prior to 6:30 a.m. on collection day. The bins are collected every other week each month (on Mondays, unless there is a major holiday that week).

If you have too many items, place the overflow in a similar container or you can purchase an additional recycling bin at the receptionist’s desk at the Administrative Offices for $16.00. Please do not place items to be recycled in plastic bags because they will not be collected. The Township appreciates the residents’ cooperation in making this program successful. Recycling schedules are available at the Township building.

Commercial Recycling Information

If you are a commercial, industrial, governmental, and/or institutional establishment, which includes but is not limited to schools, you are required to recycle under Pennsylvania Act 101 and South Park Township Ordinance No. 448.  Materials that must be recycled are:

High grade office paper

Aluminum and bi-metal containers
(empty beverage containers consisting of steel and aluminum)

Corrugated paper

Leaf waste

Other appropriate materials
(including but not limited to plastic, oil, tires and/or scrap metal)

Also, if you are an owner, landlord, or agent of an owner or landlord of a multi-family rental housing property with four or more units, you are also required to recycle under Pennsylvania Act 101 and South Park Township Ordinance No. 448.  A minimum of three of the following items are required to be recycled:

Clear glass

Colored glass


Steel and bi-metal containers

High grade office paper


Corrugated paper


Separate leaf waste

Township business owners may also be recycling other materials such as tires, motor oil, restaurant grease, etc.  These items should also be reported to South Park Township on a yearly basis.  It is also your responsibility as a business owner to devise a collection system as well as submit an annual report to the Township by January 31st, listing the tonnage of materials recycled during the previous calendar year.

Sewer Rental

Residential sewer rental charges are based on actual water consumption at $6.50 per 1,000 gallons. There is also a $15.00 quarterly service charge. Refuse and sewer rental charges appear on one bill and are sent out on a quarterly basis. Bills are sent out during the months of March, June, September and December. The sewer/refuse billing clerk is Michele Schwerer.

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