Northside Bin Initiative
From 2019 to early 2020, PRC is distributing blue recycling bins to Northside residents who do not currently own a bin. Only a limited number of recycling bins are available. Pre-registration is required and available on a first come, first served basis. Registrants MUST reside in one of the 18 Northside neighborhoods to qualify, and proof of address is required.
In partnership with the Buhl Foundation the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will be distributing 32-gallon recycling bins to qualifying residents of the City of Pittsburgh’s Northside neighborhoods. Register for one of our distribution events below to join the modernization of Pittsburgh’s recycling system.
By placing your recyclable materials, unbagged, in your new blue recycling bin, you’ll help keep valuable materials out of our landfills! Please continue to place your materials out in your regular pickup location on your regular recycling day.
To be eligible for a free recycling bin, participants must:
- Reside within one of the 18 Northside neighborhoods within the City of Pittsburgh (we will need proof of address)
- Reside in a single-family dwelling (properties with over five units are not eligible for this program)
- Pre-register for recycling bin below
If you do not live on the Northside but are interested in making the switch to containerized recycling collection, please visit pittsburghpa.gov/blue-bin-info, or you may call the City of Pittsburgh 311 response line by calling 3-1-1 or (412) 255-2621.