Trash, Recycling, and Other Waste Disposal

The Borough’s weekly collections and special disposal guidelines and events keep our community clean and healthy. 


The Borough has implemented single stream recycling.

Recyclable items include:

Aluminum and Tin Cans

Plastics 1 and 2 ONLY

Paper and Cardboard – magazines, catalogs, telephone books, junk mail, envelopes, all color office paper, paper grocery bags, newspapers, and insert and cardboard boxes. Cardboard boxes must be flattened and cut in three-foot sections.

The following items are NOT able to be recycled: 


Plastic bags

Shredded paper

All recyclable materials can be mixed together and must be placed curbside in a recycling bin for curbside collection. Recycling bins are available for $11 at the Borough Administration Office during regular business hours.


A bulk container, e.g. a POD, dumpster or bagster, must be registered with the Borough prior to placing it. The following documents outline what constitutes a bulk container, appropriate use, and how to get one permitted.

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Whitehall Sewer Billing

The Borough issues sewer bills quarterly through our billing agent, Jordan Tax Service, Inc., on or around the 15th day of January, April, July, and October. 

The 2022 sewage rate is $14.60 per thousand gallons of water used.

In addition, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) bills a Customer Service charge of $20.45 per bill.

Payments are due 30 days from the bill date. A late charge of 10% is assessed on late payments the first month, and one-half of one percent each month thereafter. Customers are subject to termination of service once an account is two quarters delinquent.

Direct sewage billing questions to:

Jordan Tax Service, Inc.
102 Rahway Road
McMurray, PA 15317

412-835-5243 or 724-731-2300

Email: custsvc@jordantax.com

ALCOSAN services the majority of our residents, but a few are serviced by the Pleasant Hills Sewer Authority. Billing rates are the same for both.

Electronic Waste

Upcoming E-waste Disposal Event – June 25, 2022

Electronic waste (E-waste) cannot be disposed of in municipal landfills and so will not be collected as trash. E-waste includes:

  • Cell phones
  • Desktop and laptop computers
  • Computer monitors
  • Computer peripherals (e.g. mouse, keyboard, cables, etc.)
  • Printers
  • Television sets

These items must be recycled at an approved E-waste center. The local centers are: 

If you have further questions, contact the Borough or visit the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Hard to Dispose of Item Collection

The Borough hosts two “Hard to Dispose of Items Days” each year, one in the spring and one in the fall, for items that Waste Management will not collect curbside. Proof of residency is required to drop off items and can include a state issued photo ID or utility bill to your current Whitehall address.

2022 Hard to Dispose of Items Days:

  • Saturday, May 14
  • Saturday, September 17

Bring your items to the Public Works building parking lot located off Route 51 in the municipal complex. 

We will not accept:

  • E-waste
  • Paint, oil, or petroleum products
  • Batteries
  • Appliances containing CFCs (freon)
  • Chemicals
  • Engine or engine parts
  • Hazardous or infectious wastes

Visit the Allegheny County recycling site for more information on disposing of hard to recycle items.

Visit the Pennsylvania Resource Council site for more information on disposing of chemicals.

Yard Waste

Waste Management does not provide curbside collection for yard waste. 

The Borough provides a dumpster from April 1 to October 31 in the upper lot at the entrance to Prospect Park for residents to discard their yard waste for composting. 

Yard waste is defined as leaves, garden residue and tree trimmings, and similar material, including grass clippings; plant material and debris commonly thrown away in the course of maintaining yards and gardens such as branches, brush, flowers, roots and wood waste.

Yard waste does not include loose soils, sod, food waste including from gardens or orchards, food compost, plastics and synthetic fibers, lumber, wood or tree limbs over four (4) inches in diameter, animal excrement, or noxious weeds and soil contaminated with hazardous substances.

If you have any questions about yard waste collection, please contact 412.884.0505.


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