Pittsburgh’s District 7
Highland Park is in Pittsburgh’s District 7. Visit the District 7 website at

Park Shelter Permits
Picnic Shelter Information
Applications for picnic permits can be made in person or by phone at:

Department of Public Works
611 Second Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

All applications must be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee in the form of a cashier’s check, certified check, or money order made payable to the Treasurer, City of Pittsburgh. No fee shall be returned unless the Department of Public Works receives request of cancellation of a permit at least 30 days prior to the date for which the permit is issued.  A $10.00 handling fee will be deducted from all refunds. In the event of an emergency, the Director of the Department reserves the right of final decision.

Weather is not considered due reason for cancellation of a permit or a refund.

All shelters require a mandatory alcohol permit.  Current fee is $75.00.

The City of Pittsburgh reserves the right to extend priority to programs which are sponsored by City Departments. For more information, call (412) 255-2370, Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Permits/LicensesCity Guide to Permitting

Potholes – The City has an online form you can fill out to report a pothole. It is their goal to address pothole requests within 5 working days. Online Form

Towed Vehicles
The Tow Pound is now privatized. McGann and Chester is the towing contractor for the City.

McGann and Chester Towing
700 Hargrove Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15226

Water or Sewer issues
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
Penn Liberty Plaza I
1200 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 255-8800

Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday

Recycling & Refuse Pick-up Refuse and Recycling Refuse is picked up every week on your collection day. Bulk pick-up: two bulk items, every week.

Place at curb no earlier than 7 p.m. on the night before collection and no later than 6 a.m. on the day of collection.

To find out your collection day, please call Environmental Services
at 412-255-2773. To report a missed pick-up, call 412-255-2773.

When a holiday falls on or before your collection day, your pick-up day will be one day later.

Curbside recycling every other week

Recycling is mandatory for every resident, business, office and institution in the City of Pittsburgh. – Schedule and description PDF attached

Collection Centers

Only City residents may drop off yard debris at collection centers. Proof of residency is required.

The following items may be dropped off at the designated Public Works drop off locations:

Leaves, Grass, Plants, Tree Trimmings, Branches, Shrubs,
loose or placed in paper bags (no plastic bags accepted)


Stones, Dirt, Rocks, Manure, Garbage, Lumber or food waste
(Stones, dirt, rocks also not collected at curb side)

Drop Off Locations
East End Drop-Off Center
(West Homewood/East Liberty)
North Dallas Ave. at Hamilton Ave.

Hazelwood Drop-Off Center
Melanchton Ave.
off 5200 block of Second Ave.

West End Drop-Off Center
Next to Herschel Field
(from Steuben St., turn on Herschel St., turn right on Hassler St. and pass salt igloo)

Mon. thru Fri., 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
West End Drop-off Center may offer Saturday hours. Call for details.

A new fee for yard debris drop-offs is required. Money orders only. Make payable to City of Pittsburgh Treasurer.

Cars and SUVs – No charge

Cars and SUVs with trailer – $20.00 per load

Pickup Trucks and Vans – $20.00 per load

Pickup Trucks and Vans with trailer – $30.00 per load

Dump Trucks or Large Boxed Vans require – $50.00 per load approval from DPW Director