Allegheny County Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Allegheny County Again Offering Christmas Tree Recycling Program


PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County is once again offering its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program this holiday season. Residents of the county can drop off their Christmas trees beginning on Monday, December 26, 2016 through Monday, January 16, 2017 at all nine regional parks during regular hours of operation (dawn to dusk).


All lights, decorations, tinsel and stands must be removed from trees prior to drop-off. The trees will be mulched and used in our parks.


Following are the drop-off locations:


Boyce Park Parking lot by the wave pool
Deer Lakes Park Parking lot by the Veterans 2 Shelter
Harrison Hills Park Parking lot at the intersection of Chipmunk & Cottontail Drive
Hartwood Acres Park Parking lot at the mansion
North Park Parking lot at the swimming pool
Round Hill Park Parking lot past spray park, between Meadow & Alfalfa Shelters
Settlers Cabin Park Parking lot by the wave pool
South Park Parking lot at the wave pool
White Oak Park Parking lot by the Poplar 1 Shelter


During the 2015-16 program, over 2,300 trees were received and recycling with the largest amount being dropped off at the North Park collection. The recycling generated 125-175 yards of mulch.




Scheduled Power Outage on Wednesday, December 21st

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016 there will be two planned power outages to upgrade facilities. The outages will affect 783 customers in the vicinity of Broadlawn Drive, Meade Street, Ridge Road, Roslyn Street, Smithfield Street, Surrey Lane, and Turkeyfoot Road in Elizabeth and McKeesport, PA. They will experience two 30-minute service interruptions between the hours of 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
783 customers will be notified of the outage via an automated phone message. If customers have questions, please call the contact center at 800-686-0021.

A Friendly Reminder about Street Parking during Snow Plowing Season

Elizabeth Township and the Public Works Department would like to put out a friendly reminder to be sure to utilize off-street parking if it is available to you during the following winter months. This allows the Public Works Department to plow snow off of the streets to the best of their ability to make driving conditions as clear as possible for the residents of Elizabeth Township!

Additionally, if you are finding that a road is being neglected when it comes to being cleared of snow & salting, please feel free to contact us here at the Municipal Building at (412) 751-2880. We can address your concern and direct you to the proper facility if the road you are referring to is not a Township road and is maintained by Allegheny County or PennDOT.

We thank you in advance for you patience and your cooperation.

Job Posting Public Works

Elizabeth Township is accepting applications for the temporary position of Assistant Public Works Laborer with PA Inspection License. The primary duties will be to train with the current mechanic and perform all maintenance work on township owned vehicles and equipment. Other duties such as winter road maintenance will be required. In addition, the applicants must posses a CDL license, be an experienced backhoe operator and be capable of performing manual labor in difficult weather conditions, at times available on a 24-hour basis. Any full-time or part-time position may be subject to criminal history background check and random drug testing. Applicants are required to be residents of Elizabeth Township within one year of the hiring date. The Township reserves the right to reject any and all applications. Applications are available Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM at the Township Office located at 522 Rock Run Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Deadline to apply by mail or in person is close of the business day of December 7, 2016.

RFP for 2016 Auditing Services

The Township of Elizabeth is seeking proposals to conduct the municipal annual Financial Audit for the 2016 calendar year. The requirements for the proposal can be obtained from the Elizabeth Township Administrative Office located at 522 Rock run Road during normal business hours of Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. All submissions should be sent to Lauren Zang, Finance Specialist/Office Manager, Elizabeth Township Municipal Building, 522 Rock Run Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked “RFP Financial Audit Services.” All proposals must be received by 10:00 AM on December 7, 2016, no faxed or e-mail proposals will be accepted.

Construction Postponed on Industry Road, Lovedale Road, & Buena Vista Road Bridge Projects

Allegheny County Bridge to be Replaced in 2017 as part of Public-Private Partnership.

Construction for Buena Vista Road bridge spanning Wildcat Run, Industry Road bridge spanning Boyds Hollow Run, & Lovedale Road bridge spanning over Wylie Run in Elizabeth Township have all been postponed until 2017. They were previously scheduled to begin this fall as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.

A release with full details on the new construction timeline will be distributed prior to the start of construction in 2017.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit Additional information on the project, the team, and how to bid on the project can be found at

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