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Annual CleanUp Day

The annual Swissvale Clean-Up Day will be held 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Memorial Park. Swissvale residents can dispose of a number of hard to recycle items such as tires, paints and paint thinners, oils, televisions and other electronic devices. Bulk waste and building materials will also be accepted. The clean-up and disposal is free of charge for all residents of Swissvale.

Volunteers are also needed to help clean up Swissvale. Volunteers will meet at the Swissvale Department of Public Works garage (7560 Roslyn Street) at 9:00 a.m. on May 20th to receive hi-visibility T-Shirts, gloves, garbage bags, rakes and shovels for the clean-up.

A free lunch will be provided to all volunteers following the clean-up and all volunteers will be eligible to win door prizes for their volunteer efforts.

Please call (412) 271-0350 with any questions.

Street Sweeping  

April 1 through November 1  

Leaf Collection

The Borough of Swissvale’s leaf collection operates from the first week in November for approximately five (5) weeks or until significant snowfall requires converting trucks for plowing and salting operations. Leaf collection follows the posted street sweeping schedule.

This service is for the collection of leaves only. Swissvale uses a high powered leaf vacuum and mulching machine which simultaneously collects and mulches the leaf waste before it enters the collection container on the truck. The fine blades in the mulching mechanism can be damaged by other yard waste, grass clippings, twigs and dirt. Leaf piles which contain a large amount of material other than leaves will not be collected.

Leaves must be raked to the edge of the street by 7:00 a.m. on collection day. Due to the heavy volume of leaves each fall, the collection vehicle can only make one pass on each side of the street and cannot return for leaves that were not at the curb prior to collection.

Winter Road Maintenance

DPW employees are on call 24 hours per day/seven days a week during the winter season to keep the roads passable for motorists. When snow and ice conditions are predicted, DPW employees work alternative schedules to ensure a quick response time to the winter storms.  

During snow and ice storms, the Department of Public Works would like to offer the following suggestions to expedite road maintenance and minimize damage to parked vehicles:

  • Utilize driveways, garages or other off-street parking when snow and ice are predicted.
  • Park as close to the curb as possible.
  • Fold in the mirror on the street side of your vehicle.
  • Do not throw or blow snow from sidewalks or driveway onto the road.

Following these suggestions will assist the Department of Public Works in keeping the roads clear of snow and ice throughout the winter season.


Weekly following your Garbage Pickup Schedule. Items we recycle in Swissvale include:  Paper, Tin, Aluminum, Cardboard, and Clear Glass Bins can be picked up at the Borough Building   Recycling is collected weekly following the Garbage Pickup Schedule. Small bins are free for residents (max 2 per household) can be picked up at the Borough Building. Large, 48 Gallon bins are available to order for $55. Requests should be submitted with payment at the Borough Administrative Office. Information on what materials can be recycled can be found on the Garbage & Recycling Page.

"Hard To Recycle" Items

Check out "Hard To Recycle" and "E-Waste" events where you can safely dispose of or recycle items such as tires, large appliances, computer equipment, and latex paint. For dates, fee structure and locations visit the website: (Pennsylvania Resources Council).

Garbage Pickup

Garbage collection is performed by the Swissvale Department of Public Works. Please contact them at 412-271-0350 with any questions. For a full garbage collection schedule by street, please visit the Garbage & Recycling Page.

Download our Garbage and Recycle Schedule for 2017.

Crosswalk Painting

Prior to the begining of school every August, Crosswalks and Stop Signs are re-painted.  

Crack Sealing

Our road crews seal cracks in October in preparation for winter.

Additional Services

Some of the services we provide require permits or completed forms before work can begin.  If you are in need of one of the services listed below, please stop into the Borough Building for the appropriate forms.

  • Side Walk Permit
  • Street Opening Permit
  • Handicap Signage
  • Stop Signs


Contact Public Works

Director:  Greg Bachy
7560 Roslyn Street
Swissvale, PA 15218
Office Hours:  7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Phone:  412-271-0350
Fax:      412-271-5441  

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