Environment | Pittsburgh City Paper


Pittsburgh hosts recycling drop-off days for electronic and chemical waste

By Amanda Waltz

Pittsburgh residents can now register to drop off electronic and chemical waste during designated collection days at the Department of Public Works Environmental Services facility in the Strip District.

Pittsburgh has received criticism for its recycling program over the years, with many believing it does little to actually keep plastic, cardboard, and other materials out of landfills. This seems to align with Pennsylvania as a whole, which has come under fire from environmental advocates for not updating its recycling infrastructure since the late 1980s...