Welcome To White Oak - Come Grow With Us - Est. 1948
White Oak Boro - 2280 Lincoln Way - White Oak, PA 15131 - 412-672-9727
Trash and Recycling


Please note, your recycling pickup day is the same day as your rubbish pickup day. The same company is handling both pickups so the trucks will have the same name on the side. Electronics and hazardous household/universal waste need to be recycled through appropriate channels and not put out with your rubbish. We will host two electronics and hazardous waste collections this year. The details are attached. Recycling may be placed in your green recycling container, or a commercially bought pre-marked recycling container (typically blue in color). Recycling in any other containers will be considered trash by the rubbish hauler. You are required by ordinance to recycle.

Materials that can be recycled are listed below.

  • Metals including aluminum, steel, bimetal food and beverage containers. Empty and rinse contains prior to recycling.
  • Newspaper and cardboard.
  • Plastics including all of the items listed below. Please look for the symbol shown on the item before recycling the item. Empty and rinse all products prior to recycling.


Please place all glass with your regular trash.



  • Trash must be placed at the curb the night before your scheduled pickup day. Please remove your trash cans from the curb by the day after pickup. All trash should be sealed, or enclosed to prohibit vermin from being attracted to or getting into the trash. Trash cans need to be kept clean to prohibit obnoxious odors. Bag all food waste.
  • One large item is allowed to be placed with your rubbish per week.
  • The trash hauler is not responsible for articles left on or near cans, damages to cans, etc.
  • Please confine pets on pickup day.
  • Pennsylvania law prohibits landfill disposal of electronics, hazardous waste, special waste, oil, paint, car batteries, etc.
  • No building materials or motor vehicle parts are to be placed with rubbish. Dispose of building materials and motor vehicle parts by contacting a waste hauler separately.
  • All carpets and carpet padding must be cut into four (4) foot lengths and bundled/tied in to bundles that are no more than two (2) foot in diameter and weigh no more than 30 lbs.
  • No person shall place or deposit any highly inflammable or explosive materials, cylinders under pressure, cylinders of toxic or deadly gases, poisons and other such materials in any garbage and refuse container that might endanger the life or safety of the person engaged in the collection of such contents.

WOOD CHIPPING Thursdays in May, June, July and August.

  • The program is provided as a service to our residents. Materials will not be picked up from any apartment complex, business, or institution.
  • To schedule please call (412) 672-9727 extension 238. Please be sure to include your name, address, and phone number so that the office can get back to you. Please be sure to call before placing the items to be chipped at the curb and we will schedule you in as quickly as possible.
  • IMPORTANT You must call for an appointment before cutting down a tree or placing branches at the curb. Wood chipping is not for trees cut by a commercial tree company. The commercial company will need to haul away the tree remnants.
  • Place the items at the curb in a neat orderly fashion with the cut end facing the street (no alleys). The chipper can accept brush, branches, and trees up to 8 inches in diameter. No root systems or tree parts that have dirt on them will be removed. Piles of brush that are intertwined will not be chipped. We do not accept any type of lumber, building materials, or landscaping timbers. The Public Works Employees will have the final say as to whether an item or the quantity is acceptable for removal or not. When the chipping program is not in effect. Limbs maybe cut and bundled the same as carpet.
  • Wood chips are available to all Borough residents free of charge and can be picked up at the Heritage Hill Park. Yard waste recycling is a sensible solid waste management alternative for Pennsylvania municipalities and both programs have helped to reduce the amount of yard waste going into our landfills and at the same time produced beneficial mulch, which can be used for ornamental landscaping or garden pathways.

LEAF COLLECTION Entire month of November No collection on November 10th, 23rd, and 24th.

  • Leaves are to be placed at your front curb (no alleys). They can either be placed at the curb covered with a tarp, or placed in clear bags or brown paper recycling bags ONLY. Please do not use white, black or green bags for leaves as this makes it very hard for the trash men and leaf collecting crews to differentiate between trash and leaves.
  • Residents living on dead-end streets will need to use bags because the leaf vactor cannot safely get into those streets to collect them. You do not need to call to schedule a leaf pickup. Public Works follows the normal trash pickup schedule. Delays may occur due to the volume of leaves being recycled.