Refuse and Recycling

Beginning in 2019 trash will be picked up on Fridays.

Trash containers are to be placed at the curb after 6:00 p.m. the Thursday evening before Friday pick-up and must be brought in by 6:00 p.m. the day of pick-up.

  • If a holiday occurs during the week your pick-up will be on the day following your normal day’s pick-up.  The trash holidays are as follows: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.      
  • Refrigerators, air conditioners, and any other items containing Freon refrigerant will not be accepted, unless Freon is removed and the item is properly tagged by an authorized service agent.
  • The garbage company will not collect the following items: building/demolition materials, car parts, or wheels/tires, paint, televisions, oil and fuel.  
  • The garbage company will not collect televisions that are left at the curb.  Contact the following for disposal. eLoop, LLC (E) 625 Plum Industrial Court, Pittsburgh, Phone: 724-519-7646  
  • Limbs, branches, and carpeting must be cut into three (3) foot sections, tied and bundled.

The Borough's residential garbage is collected by Republic Services.

Garbage collection occurs every Friday. Garbage collection is delayed until Saturday if any of the following holidays occur on a Friday: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

To report a missed pickup, call the Republic Services office at 412-429-2600.

Electronics Recycling now required in PA

By law, Republic Services, the garbage collector for Homestead Borough, can no longer take televisions, laptops, computers, printers or other electronic computer and/or audio-visual items as part of the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act. It is against the law for these items to be thrown out with your trash and for us to take them. They must now be recycled and can be dropped off at a designated collection point.  Below is a collection site, but you will need to call for more information.

eLoop, LLC (E)
625 Plum Industrial Court, Pittsburgh

For more information on the covered device recycling act, please visit the State's website by clicking HERE.   For more information on other places to recycle, please visit


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