Cart Information

Ownership Identification

As of January 1, 2023, all carts belong to Waste Management.  They are available for your use as long as you remain at your current address.  Be sure to keep your carts on your own property and avoid getting them mixed up with neighboring carts.

Ordering Carts

As part of waste removal services provided by Waste Management, all households will receive a 96-gallon cart for trash, unless you initially requested a smaller cart.  Each 96-gallon cart will hold approximately eight (8) standard size kitchen trash bags.  With this new service, ALL MATERIAL must be placed INSIDE the cart.  Carts will be emptied using automated collection.  This type of service prevents worker injuries and helps control costs associated with providing service.  There is no change to your recycling container (green/yellow container).

Large family households may need more than one cart to handle their weekly waste.  Additional carts are available upon request.  Extra trash carts are available for a one-time fee that vary with their size (96-gal. cart - $100; 64 gal. cart - $85; 35 gal. cart - $75).  Residents can purchase up to two (2) additional trash carts.  Your monthly fee will remain the same.

Exchanging Carts

If your initial cart selection turns out to be either too big or too small for your needs, you can exchange it for another.  From January to April 1, 2023, you can exchange your initial 96-gallon cart for a smaller cart at no charge by contacting the Township office at 412-486-0400 ext. 1303.  Since no trash will be collected outside the cart, it is highly recommended you do not elect to receive a smaller cart.  After April 2023, Waste Management will charge a flat $100 delivery fee for exchanges.

To order additional carts or to arrange a cart exchange after April 2023, contact Waste Management Customer Service at or by phone at 1-800-451-3060 weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cart Repair or Replacement

Waste Management is responsible for the repair of all carts.  Waste Management shall determine if the damaged cart should be repaired or removed from service.  Residents will be charged for the replacement of a painted or marked cart, or a cart that has been rendered unusable from the placement of hot ashes and cannot be reassigned. 

When You Move

Your carts belong to Waste Management and are assigned to your home address.  So when you move - even to another home within your current municipality - you should leave your carts for the next owner.  If the carts at your new address within the municipality do not suit your purposes, contact Waste Management to request a change.

Proper Cart Placement

  • Place your cart at least 3 feet away from all objects including your second cart, mailbox, car or tree.  The lid opening should face the street with the wheels of the cart facing your house.
  • Do not obstruct collection of carts or bulk items by parking vehicles in the vicinity.  Keep area clear for easy access by collection truck.
  • All trash must be bagged and fit inside the trash cart with the lid firmly closed.  Material outside of the cart will not be collected.
  • Please have your trash and recycling carts at the curb the night before your regular collection day or by 6:00 a.m. on your pickup day.

For more information on how to place your carts at the curb, please click on the attached video.