Recycling in Mt. Lebanon

Mt. Lebanon makes it easy to recycle with its single stream recycling program. Put everything that can be recycled in a bin, and drag it to your curb for pickup. What could be easier?

Well, perhaps understanding better what can be recycled curbside might help. And undertanding where to recycle other products that can not be picked up would be nice.

Which is why we are putting together this recycling guide!

The municipal website is a great resource for recycling information.

The Customer Service desk at the Municipal Building has print outs of the single stream recycling guide and stickers to mark your barrels.  Stop by to pick them up next time you are uptown.

The Mt Lebanon Magazine Oct 2010 issue has an attractive 1 page guide to single stream recycling on page 42. Check it out here.

If you know of other great recycling tips or resources in the area leave a comment below.

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  1. admin

    Electronics recycling in Mt. Lebanon is now easy and free. We can drop off the items below at the Batteries Plus drop center 3912 Library Road Castle Shanon Mon-Fri 8am-8pm or Sat 9am-6pm. Please come into the store when you are dropping off.

    • Analog Phones / Answering Machines
    • CRT Monitors
    • Can Openers
    • Call Phones/PDAs
    • Coffee Makers
    • Console TV / Projection Screen
    • Desktop Computers / Drives/ PC Cards/ Hubs
    • Hard Drive Data Destruction
    • Ink Jet Printers
    • Laptop Computers
    • Large Speakers (Pair)
    • Medium Networked Printers
    • Mice/Keyboards
    • Misc Wire and Cables
    • Modems / PC Peripherals & Components
    • Routers / Switches / PBX
    • Scanners
    • Servers
    • Stereo / Phono / Amps /DVD / CD Players / Tivo / Boombox
    • Televisions
    • Toasters

    UPDATE: (Mar 2012) was just notified that Batteries Plus may no longer be offering free recycling services. Check back later for the definitive answer.

  2. admin

    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. In cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Public Works Department,

    JVS Environmental ( is offering an electronic items disposal service 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 pickup will be tagged unsuitable for pickup by Waste Management, Mt. Lebanon’s trash contractor, and must be removed from the curb.

    Residents can bring items to the Public Works yard, 1250 Lindendale Drive (off Cedar Blvd) on the following Saturdays listed below between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

    March 31, 2012
    April 28, 2012
    June 2, 2012
    June 30, 2012
    July 28, 2012
    August 25, 2012
    September 29, 2012

    Sample of items that are accepted for free:
    * Televisions
    * Monitors
    * Computer Towers/Laptop Computers
    * Printers
    * Copiers
    * Fax Machines
    * Scanners
    * Radios and Equipment
    * Telephones and Equipment
    * VCRs/ DVD players
    * Batteries
    * Lead-Acid Batteries (car batteries)
    * Video Games and Related Equipment
    * Cell Phones
    * Household appliances and white goods

    Certified data destruction is included. A certificate of recycling can be provided with each transaction.

  3. admin

    The municipality is accepting household batteries for recycling. Bring the batteries to the Customer Service Center 710 Washington Road. Each battery must have tape over the battery terminals (end parts) to ensure safe shipping.

    Household batteries including D, , AA, AAA, 9 volt, buttom cells.
    Rechargable Battery Packs from cell phones, laptop computers, power tools.

  4. admin

    See the events calendar for info about “Leaf Amnesty Days” (leaf recycling) in spring 2012, “Woody Waste Materials” curbside collection (other yard waste pickup) and “Electronic Equipment Recycing Events” all courtesy of the Mt. Lebanon Public Works Dept.

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