Trash collection in Morningside is Thursday morning. Trash can be put out on the curb no earlier than 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening, and must be out by 6 a.m. on Thursday. Every other week, recyclables are collected at the curb with trash. Morningside is one of the neighborhoods piloting Pittsburgh’s more complete curbside recycling program. For residents who wish to dispose of their recyclables more often, two drop-off locations are located within a 10-minute drive.
Port Authority buses available in or nearby Morningside: The 87 Friendship has a Morningside branch which runs directly through the neighborhood and travels downtown. The 74B Highland Park travels from Butler Street to the Waterworks Mall on nearby Freeport Rd on weekdays. The 500 Highland Park Bellevue travels from Butler St. in one direction to the Waterworks Mall, or in the opposite direction to East Liberty, Oakland, and downtown. The 71A Negley runs from Negley Avenue to Oakland and downtown Pittsburgh. Both the 500 and 71A run on weekends as well as weekdays. The Port Authority is in the process of changing service routes throughout the city, so check portauthority.org for the most recent transit maps and schedules. Or ask a neighbor!
Most parking is street parking, though some homes have driveways and garages. Parking in Morningside does not require a parking permit as in many other Pittsburgh communities, probably because street parking is not terribly difficult to come by. From April through November, most streets in Morningside are cleaned by city crews, so once a week residents have to shuffle their cars around.