Garbage and Recycling

Garbage Fees are $180.00 annually, if paid in advance. Otherwise, $55.00 per quarter for a total of $220.00 per year.

Munhall Borough provides weekly, residential collection of normal, household garbage either curbside, in alley or in another designated area.

Garbage pickup may be delayed one day, due to holidays.  Please refer to the calendar on this website for information regarding Borough holidays.

Munhall Borough also offers Commercial Waste Services.  For more information click here.

Munhall Borough offers Recycling Services.  You do not have to sort glass, metal, paper, and plastic.  Throw all recyclables in the same container.  Use the bins you already have, provided by Munhall Borough. If you need more bins, purchase a new dark-blue recycle can or use a cardboard box if you wish.  For the 2015 Recycling Calendar click here.

A maximum of ten (10) garbage bags or two (2) trash cans will be collected.

Cans may not be larger than 33 gallons and must have handles.

Garbage should be placed into trash bags that are sealed, or garbage cans.  Please be mindful of the weight of both cans and bags.  Overweight cans and bags may be refused.  For example, a garbage bag filled with books and magazines, that has a propensity to rip when lifted, may be refused. Bags or containers over 40 pounds may be refused.

Most household waste will be collected from your residence.  You may occasionally place a larger item, such as a couch, piece of wooden furniture or mattress out with your regular garbage.  If it will fit into the truck easily, and can be crushed, we will collect it.  No more than two pieces at a time. Certain restrictions apply.

METAL ITEMS, such as file cabinets, bicycles, metal shelving, and all other metal items are collected once per month on the last working Friday of the month.  If you have a metal item you need to dispose of, a special request is required.  This service is free to Borough residents.  Please use our online contact form to request this special pickup, to contact us click here.

MULTIPLE ITEM PICKUP service is available to all Borough residents.  The Multiple Item Pickup service is to be used, for instance, when you are cleaning out a house or apartment, or have an abnormally large amount of garbage to be collected.  There is a fee of $150 for this service. Please use our online contact form to request this special pickup, to contact us click here.

FREON CONTAINING DEVICES, such as refrigerators, window air conditioners, freezers, dehumidifiers, water coolers and other devices are no longer collected by the Borough of Munhall. In order to be in strict compliance with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regulations governing the recycling of freon, all freon-containing appliances will now be recycled by Appliance Disposal. To visit their website click here or call 888-GO-FREON. There may be a small charge to use their services.

BRUSH, TREE TRIMMINGS AND CHRISTMAS TREES will be picked up by the Borough as a special request.  Brush, branches and trees should be bundled or cut into 4 – 5 foot lengths and placed at your normal trash collection location.  Again, a special request is required for this service.  This is a free service for Borough Residents. Please use our online contact form to request this special pickup, to contact us click here.

HAZARDOUS WASTE will not be collected by Munhall Borough. To find the next hazardous waste collection event click here.

​​​Pennsylvania State law requires all televisions and electronic devices be recycled through a county program. The municipality will not accept televisions, computers or any monitors over 4 inches in length or width.

An Important Note Regarding Freon-Containing Appliances

The Borough of Munhall, in order to comply with strict Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regulations governing freon-containing devices and the recycling thereof, is NO LONGER COLLECTING FREON-CONTAINING DEVICES. These devices include refrigerators, window air-conditioners, water coolers, dehumidifiers, etc. As a service to our residents, we previously collected these items. Because there is always the risk of freon leaking during the handling or collection of these items, we can no longer collect them.

If you need to dispose of a refrigerator, window air-conditioner, dehumidifier, water cooler or other freon-containing device, click here to be directed to Appliance Disposal, an authorized recycler or call them at 888-GO-FREON or 888-463-7366.

They offer curbside pickup, in-home removal or drop-off. There may be a small fee associated with their services.