Moon Township Garbage/Recycling Collection Changes
The Moon Township Municipal Authority handles refuse and recycling for residents through the assistance of a contract hauler. Pertinent information regarding refuse & recycling follows:
HOLIDAY WEEK SOLID WASTE/RECYCLING COLLECTION SCHEDULE
The pick up of solid waste/recycling will be one day late after holidays observed by waste hauler. If the holiday falls on a weekend, then the garbage/recycling pickup will follow its normal schedule, it will not be delayed a day.
Grass Clipping Disposal
MTMA requests that customers who bag grass clippings for landfill disposal fill trash bags only 1/2 full. Full bags are very heavy and can cause worker injury. Full bags can also break. All bags must weigh less than 40 pounds.
MTMA suggests customers cut grass frequently enough so that bagging clippings is not necessary. Grass clippings provide nitrogen to benefit the soil, feeding your lawn. Leaving clippings on the lawn reduces the need to fertilize. Less frequent fertilizing benefits the environment.
MTMA encourages residents who collect grass clippings to compost grass and leaf waste on their own property or in the Moon Township compost program. Grass clippings in paper bags, or loose, may be placed in the compost pile with leaves at Moon Park. Plastic bags are not allowed.
Grass clippings put out with the trash go into a landfill.
Waste Management is the solid-waste contractor for the Authority based on competitive bidding through the South Hills Area Council of Governments (SHACOG).
Waste Management provides collection of household electronic and hazardous waste to MTMA solid waste customers . Click on the link below for Waste Management's explanation of the program.
For more information about what will and will not pickup, please see the links below:
Moon Township Public Works Department manages the following programs listed below. If you have any questions please call them at 412-262-1700 or visit their web site at www.moontwp.com.
- Brush & Branch Pickup
- Leaf Pickup
- Christmas Tree Pickup
- Electronic Recycling
Inclement Weather Collection
During weeks of snowfall and icy road conditions (severe weather), collection service may be late or even fall behind by a day or more. And, during severe weather, please do not place solid waste or recycle containers at locations which may interfere with snow removal efforts.
Contact MTMA at 412-264-4300.