Recycling

Residents of Shaler Township are required to recycle in accordance with state law. Township administration encourages residents to recycle as much as possible.
When the garbage contract is put out to bid to secure pricing for the residents, the haulers are very aware of the amount of recycling materials generated by the community. If recycling volumes are high, the hauler can avoid additional landfill fees for excessive tonnage.

Recycling Flyer



Single Sort Recycling


Recycle all these items in your single-sort recycling container. There is no longer a separation of recycling materials. All materials must fit in the recycling cart.  If the cardboard is over-sized, residents may place flattened cardboard at the Township recycling dumpster.
  • Aluminum Cans, clean and dry
  • Corrugated Cardboard - broken down and placed in cart
  • Newsprint and Inserts
  • Office Paper
  • Plastics No. 1 - 2, clean and dry
  • Steel Cans, clean and dry
  • Phone Books
  • Paperback Books
  • Junk Mail and Envelopes
  • Boxboard: such as tissue, dryfood boxes, cereal, noodles and cake boxes.
  • Pizza Boxes - Lid only - if not tainted by food
  • Magazines and Catalogs

Non-Recyclable Materials


  • Window glass, light bulbs, mirrors, ovenware such as pyrex, pottery or ceramics.
  • All glass - glass may be recycled at Reserve Park Landfill - see information below
  • Plastics # 3-7
  • Pizza box bottoms - tainted by food
  • Waxed boxed containers
  • Aluminum foil
  • Aerosol cans
  • Electronics - schedule your pick up through ECS&R link
  • Tires
  • Styrofoam materials
  • Plastic grocery bags - please recycling at Giant Eagle
The above recycling list is available as a download and printable as a PDF file.
                                              Recycling Flyer

Glass Recycling available at
Reserve Park Landfill

  • Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturdays 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Reserve Park Landfill
408 Hoffman Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
Call to verify:  412-821-9874
Directions Link to Reserve Park Landfill


Paper Retriever Program


The Paper Retriever program accepts the following:
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Office and school papers
  • Shopping catalogs
  • Mail
  • Envelopes
  • Folders
  • Fax, copy paper and all colored paper
There are Paper Retriever bins located at different sites in Shaler Township. 

More Information


More information is available by calling DEP's toll-free Household Waste hot line at 800-346-4242.
Furniture, clothing and household non-profit donation list (PDF)
Paper Retriever Dumpster