recycling special events

On Saturday, July 19 and August 16, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., bring your unwanted electronic items to the Mt. Lebanon Public Works Facility at 1250 Lindendale Drive, to be properly recycled, and help minimize the amount of toxic heavy metals and recoverable materials currently destined for landfills and natural areas. Keyboards, printers and any other device that connects to a computer or television will be accepted, along with cell phones. There is no cost, and remember, under state law you can no longer leave these items at curbside.

Same time and place, but a week later, on July 26 and August 23, bring your confidential papers and documents for shredding. The first box is free, and additional boxes are $5 each. You may pay with cash or checks. Staples, paper clips and plastic binders do not need to be removed.

The next woody waste curbside pickup—shrubs, tree branches and limbs—is scheduled for Saturday, August 30. Pickup is free, but residents need to leave a message at 412-343-3403 no later than 4:30 P.M., Thursday, August 28, to make a reservation. Place materials on the curb before 7 A.M. on August 30. Remove dirt and debris from the shrub roots. Gather small branches into loose piles less than 24 inches in diameter and 48 inches in length. Tree limbs should be six feet or smaller and not more than six inches in diameter. All of the material placed for collection should not exceed more than can be placed into a pickup truck.