Recycling is Happening Now!

WE ARE COLLECTING THESE ITEMS (list updated November 2021):

Marnie Bertolet / April ClisuraSalty Snack BagsTerraCycleany size, has to be salty snack – pretzels, chips etcIn recycling roomplease flatten
Marnie Bertolet / April ClisuraPlastic Pouches & CapsTerraCyclesuch as baby food or apple sauceIn recycling room
April ClisuraEnergy Bar WrappersTerraCycleEnergy and granola bar wrappers with foil insideIn recycling roomPlease flatten
Carol EmersonBatteriesFrick Park Nature CenterAlkaline batteriesIn recycling room
Sue KoehlerTechno TrashEvolution E-cycling (South Side Flats)Cell phones, mice and keyboards, modems, routers, remote controls, wires and cables, telephonesIn recycling roomComputer and electronic equipment (CRT TVs and Monitors only at South Side location)
April Clisura, Nora Johnson, Myra Kazanjian#1 and #2 plasticsMichael Bros. North, South, East of CityAll colors and shapesCurrently taking turns and willing to recieve washed items at churchIndividuals can bring #1 and #2 plastics directly to the facility when it is open (South Hills location is nicest);
Melissa McSwiganBrita Filters TerraCycle Brita filters: water filters, and plastic pitchers and related partsIn recycling room


City of Pittsburgh Residential Recycling

·         Mixed Paper: Office Paper, Newspaper, Magazines, Hardcover + Softcover Books, Catalogs, Junk Mail + Phone Books, Paperboard·         Plastic (Bottles, Jugs, and Jars #1-5 & 7)
·         Beverage Bottles, Gallon Jugs, Food Bottles, Tubs and Jars (3 gallons or less)·         Aluminum and steel cans
·         Beverage Bottles·         Gallon Jugs
·         Food Bottles, Tubs and Jars (3 gallons or less)·         Beer + Juice + Soda Cans, Food Cans, Aerosol Cans
·         Glass (Bottles, Jars and Jugs)·         Food Jars, Beer + Juice + Soda Bottles, Wine + Spirit Bottles, Growlers
·         Cardboard 

Giant Eagle Recycling:

·         Plastic newspaper sleeves·         Clear shrink wrap and stretch film plastic
·         Plastic shopping bags·         Clear bags
·         Bubble Wrap·         Clean and dry plastic produce bags
·         Dry cleaner bags 

Other recycling options:

Did you know that there are many options in and around the city to recycle products which are generally not recyclable by local municipalities during curbside pickup? For instance, check out to turn in household hazardous waste in almost monthly events throughout the area.

#5 plastics and #4 lidsReImagine Recycling (Larimer)All colors and shapes; must be washed; remove all labels and residues by heating, using a solvent or cutting offNote: Churchgoers should take advantage of this program, but drop-off requires scheduling so it should be done individuallyRe-opening for collection in October. Get on the mailing list here: or contact

Or how about polystyrene, the hard, lightweight, white material used when packaging large electronics (look for #6 recycle symbol) – you can take this to Appliance Warehouse (523 Bingham St., Pgh., 412-381-8800).

Electronics, e-waste and techno-waste can turn your cool gadgets into regrettable gizmos if it weren’t for places like:

Coffee bags – Church of the Redeemer (Squirrel Hill)

HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL COLLECTIONS (Pennsylvania Resources Council)

Individuals can drop off automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides, paints and other household chemicals for a cost of $3/gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only. New in 2018: Collections will accept smoke detectors for a fee of $3/each.

HARD-TO-RECYCLE COLLECTIONS (Pennsylvania Resources Council)

Individuals can drop off “e-waste” such as computers, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, CFLs and expandable polystyrene packaging material at no cost.

For a fee, individuals can drop off alkaline batteries, televisions, computer monitors, fluorescent tubes, small Freon appliances and tires.

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