The Sanitation Department is responsible for the collection of refuse (garbage) and Recyclables (Clear Glass, Metal Cans, Newspaper) for the city businesses and residents.
Refuse for residential customers is serviced weekly with curb side pickup. All refuse must be placed in specifically designated plastic garbage bags which may be purchased at the City Treasurer's Office, as well as several other locations within the City. The department is not responsible for any garbage cans and containers that residents use to dispose of their garbage.
The City of Jeannette mandates all residential customers recycle the following items: Newspaper, Bi-Metal, Aluminum Cans and Clear Glass. Items must be placed in specifically designated recycle bins. Bins are available free of charge from the City Treasurer's Office. Recyclables are collected every-other week. Please see the City Calendar to determine whether it is a 'recycle week.'
Recycling: No window glass.
Commercial businesses can utilize a dumpster or regular bag collection. The fee schedule for commercial sanitation rates can be found in Ordinance 13-04. Dumpsters are to be purchased and maintained by the commercial business. The City does not provide dumpsters to commercial businesses.
Dumpster rental information can be found here. We have now added the ability to pay for and request a dumpster rental online at our web store. If renting online, include your address and desired dumpster location upon completion of the transaction, and the dumpster will be placed at your property on the next business day.
New Property Owner/New Accounts
Pursuant to Ordinance 96-03 VII(A)(6): Whenever ownership of a property changes, the new owner must notify the City Treasurer of their name and address within 30 days of the change in ownership.
Pursuant to Ordinance 97-04 amending 96-03 VII(A)(5): Property owners must notify the City Treasurer within 30 days of a tenant vacating a property. The property owner must provide the City Treasurer with the name and address of the tenant who has vacated the property. Furthermore, Ordinance 16-04 requires property owners to register all vacant properties with the City.
A property owner my apply for exoneration of a sanitation bill provided that the property is vacant for over three (3) months of a billing period.
Pursuant to Ordinance 97-04: Applications for exoneration of a sanitation bill may be submitted no later than sixty (60) days following the end of the billing period.
Please contact the City Treasurer for questions regarding this process.
Exoneration Form | Found Here.
Residential Account Rates:
$15.00 per residential unit per month | Ord. 15-05
$10.00 per roll of 25 City mandated garbage bags | Ord. 15-05
Commercial Account Rates:
A compilation of all sanitation department ordinances can be located here. This includes information regarding all trash collection regulations, pick-up procedures, dumpster rentals and fee schedules.
Exoneration Form | Found Here.
Large Item Pick Up Information
A listing of the fee schedule for large trash items can be found here. The City of Jeannette requires the use of City designated garbage bags with a weight limit of 35 lbs. Should you wish to dispose of a large item such as a couch, chair or table, you can purchase a sticker at the City Treasurer Office or at our website storefront. If purchasing a large item tag online, please provide the address of the property where the item will be disposed of. The City sanitation department will be notified that the item is eligible for pick-up. You will not need to have a sticker on the item if purchased online. The item will then be hauled away during your regular trash pick-up day.
The City also offers a free large item pick-up during the first full week of trash service from April to September. The large item may be placed out during your regular trash pickup day. Please remember, items such as electronics, tires, paint, contracting supplies, and lumber are not acceptable. Only the items found in the fee schedule, or those similar in nature, should be placed out for pick-up.