Recycling Efforts

Recycling Day (hide)

Saturday June 3rd
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Township Administration Building

Mark your calendars for Moon Township’s Annual Recycling Day. This event is open to Moon Township residents only, proper ID is required. Accepted items include: usable construction materials, household appliances, electronics and some medical supplies.
Moon Township’s Environmental Advisory Council with the assistance of community volunteers host this annual event the 1st Saturday in June, nearly 500 residents and businesses participate. The main idea is to keep reusable material out of landfills. The four recycling venders that participate are Liberty Tire, JVS Environmental Services, Construction Junction and Global Links.

Electronics Recycling (hide)

At Your Door Special Collection

Moon Township, in collaboration with Waste Management, offers a residential curbside special materials pickup. The “At Your Door Special Collection” program allows Moon residents to easily and safely dispose of household materials. There are three ways to schedule a collection: online at, calling 1-800-449-7587 or by emailing After scheduling your collection date and time a Waste Management representative will provide you with information and instructions for preparing for your collection. More information on the program and what materials are accepted can be found through the program’s website at www.WMAtYourDoor.comor by calling a representative at 1-800-449-7587.

Please read the informative Moon Hazardous Waste Pickup Pamphlet for more information.

The Covered Device Recycling Act (hide)

Moon Township has increased their number of electronics collections in preparation for a new Pennsylvania law that will take effect on January 24, 2013. The Covered Device Recycling Act states that electronic devices and their components may not be disposed of with municipal solid waste. These devices and their components must be properly recycled and may not be taken to, nor accepted by, landfills or resource recovery facilities for disposal or processing.

Recycling Guidelines (hide)


Pennsylvania law and Moon Township Ordinance require businesses to recycle the following materials: aluminum containers, office paper, corrugated cardboard, and yard waste such as leaves, shrubbery, and tree trimmings - excluding grass clippings. The Moon Township Municipal Authority needs to verify that all business, institutional, and multi-family properties are participating in a recycling program.  Please contact the MTMA at 412-264-4300 to confirm the current status of your recycling program or to get a recycling program started.

Recycling Guidelines Pamphlet


The Moon Township Municipal Authority handles refuse and recycling for residents through the assistance of a contract hauler - Waste Management of Pittsburgh. For more information visit the MTMA’s website: Moon Township Municipal Authority

Leaf Compost (hide)

Residents are welcome to drop off yard waste including tree limbs, leaves, and plant matter to be composted at the Downes Fire Station located near the intersection of Beaver Grade Road and Ewing Road. The drop-off site is open every fall for collection. Brush should not exceed six feet in length and four inches in diameter and should not be bundled or tied. The township asks that residents do not discard of any materials at the composting site after hours unless special arrangements have been made with the township. To schedule a drop off during non-operating hours call the Township Municipal Office at 412-262-1700. Violators will be fined

Moon Township encourages residents to try composting at home. Composting food and yard waste diverts organic waste from the landfill and creates a rich soil additive for landscaping projects. For tips to get started, find a home composting guide on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection website at

Curbside Brush and Tree Limb Pick Up (hide)

Moon Township Public Works Department collects tree limbs and yard waste every spring. Collection will follow the same schedule as rubbish pick up; if a resident's rubbish pick up day is Monday, brush and tree limb pick up will be on that Monday as well.  Public Works employees will drive throughout the township with a chipper to chip any brush that is placed out on the curb line by 8 a.m. 

  Residents are asked that brush does not exceed six feet in length nor has a diameter of more than four inches.  Brush should not be bundled, tied, or boxed and leaves must be in bio-degradable paper bags.  Brush or tree limbs not placed at the curb line will not be picked up.  The drop-off site at Downes Fire Station will not be opened on the weekends during the spring curbside pick-up.  Please call the township Garage at (412) 264-3035 Monday thru Friday from 7 a.m. till 3 p.m. with any questions.

Curbside leaf and brush pick up information.

The Moon Township Municipal Authority handles refuse and recycling for residents through the assistance of a contract hauler - Waste Management of Pittsburgh. For more information visit the MTMA’s website: Moon Township Municipal Authority

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