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 Waste Management of PA will again collect all residential refuse and recyclables in 2014. Recycling will continue to be collected every week. See below for more information about what you are able to recycle.

For customer service, please call Waste Management at 1-800-866-4460.

Residents can purchase additional recycle bins from the Borough. Contact the Borough Receptionist 412-364-4115 ext. 301 for any questions.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO ELECTRONICS DISPOSAL

     Beginning January 2013, the Covered Device Recycling Act (Act 108 or 2010) or CDRA no longer permits landfills and other solid waste disposal facilities to accept covered devices and their components. Covered devices include desktop and notebook computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals and televisions marketed and intended for use by consumers. Computer peripherals include keyboards, printers or any other devices sold exclusively for external use with a computer that provides input into or output from a computer. Some devices not included as a covered device include: televisions with viewable screens smaller than four (4) inches, telephones of any type, including a mobile phone; an automated typewriter, professional workstation, server, portable handheld calculator, portable digital assistant (PDA), global positional system (GPS), MP3 player or other similar device.

     Effective January 2013 residents cannot dispose of a covered device or any of its components with their municipal waste curbside. Residents will be required to recycle their covered devices.

     A number of electronic recycling programs are currently operating in our area that provide collection points where residents can drop-off covered devices and other electronics for recycling or reuse. Beginning January 2012, manufactures of covered devices were required to establish and conduct ongoing collection and recycling programs for covered devices.

     Also, visit the DEP's Electronics Recycling web page at www.dep.state.pa.us, choose "DEP Programs A-Z" then choose "Electronic Recycling" for information regarding local drop off locations. Local recycling options can also be obtained by calling DEP's recycling hotline at 1-800-346-4242, by contacting Allegheny County's Recycling Coordinator at 412-578-8390, or by contacting one of the local electronics retailers listed below.

Best Buy                         412-490-2080             www.bestbuy.com/recycling     
Computer Cafe'                 724-776-5860             www.thecomputer-cafe.com
Ecycling Recycling           412-298-9412             www.ecyclingrecycling.com
Goodwill of SWPA            412-635-9612
HiTech Recyclers             412-731-5805
Staples Stores                 412-369-9660             www.staples.com

 


Upcoming Recycling Opportunities:


Free Electronics Recycling Event:
Saturday, May 17, 2014/10:00am-2:00pm
Franklin Park Borough Municipal Bldg. 2344 West Ingomar Road, Pittsburgh PA 15237 (in parking lot rear of building)

Click here to view the flyer for more information

North Park Swimming Pool Parking Lot
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Saturday, May 3, 2014/9am-1pm
Safely dispose of common household chemicals. Fee: $2/gallon - Cash Only
Check for more information on the flyer below for what items are acceptable and not acceptable.
Click here to view the flyer


McCandless Township Prescription Drop-OffMcCandless Police Department is sponsoring a prescription collection at Northland Public Library on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10am-2pm. Turn in any unused or expired medication for safe disposal. Northland is located at 300 Cumberland Road, Pittsburgh PA 15237

Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills - (parking lot near Dingbats) Saturday, April 5, 2014/9am-1pm Hard-to-Recycle Collection Event. Depending on the material there may be a fee charged. Check below for more information with acceptable items and fees associated with the event.
Click here to view the flyer

Recycling News!
Franklin Park Borough has implemented a new battery recycling program. You can now recycle household batteries, both rechargeable and non-rechargeable, such as Alkaline (AA, AAA, C-cell, D-cell, and 9 Volt), button cell batteries, NiMH and Ni-Cd, at the Municipal Building, Activity Center and the Clover Hill Golf Course Clubhouse. Help us do the right thing for our environment and our future, RECYCLE.

Franklin Park Recycling Cardboard:
Several containers for recycling cardboard are located in the rear left corner parking lot of the Borough Building. (behind the police department). Please place only flatten, corrugated cardboard inside the container. If utilizing the service residents must abide by two requirements. First, boxes must be free of any contaminates. Second, boxes must be flattened. Cardboard can be dropped off anytime and is monitored by the Franklin Park Police cameras. Illegal dumping will be prosecuted.

Appliance Recycling Program:
3 utilities encourage disposals of pre-2001 appliances, which are not energy efficient. Duquesne Light, Allegheny Power and FirstEnergy are partnering on a new program that aims to reduce the energy consumed by older appliances, especially secondary units often kept in garages/basements. For more information or to schedule a pickup call 1-877-270-3521 or visit power companies' websites:
www.wattchoices.com
www.alleghenypower.com
www.energysavePA.com

As a customers of Waste Management we now enjoy single-stream recycling. All of your recyclables can be placed together in the same bin! No sorting required! The following can be placed in you curbside bin and mixed all together:
 

  • Aluminum food and beverage containers with food debris removed. Labels do not need to be removed.

  • Glass food and beverage containers with lids and food debris removed: clear, brown, green. Labels do not have to be removed.

  • Natural and pigmented plastic containers with symbols 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 (milk bottles, water bottles, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, bleach bottles etc) Lids and food debris removed. Labels do not have to be removed.

  • Ferrous (iron, steel, tin) cans with food debris removed.

  • Newsprint - black and white or pigmented. Not bound or placed in bags.

  • Construction paper, Kraft paper, cereal boxes, shoe boxes, phone books or similar.

  • Printer paper, computer paper, copy paper.

  • Junk mail.

  • Magazines, catalogs.

  • Corrugated cardboard must be flattened and cut, and can be no larger than 14x14 inches.

List of materials NOT ACCEPTED as Recyclables:

  • Wax coated paper or cardboard.
  • Any material with food debris (pizza boxes)
  • Batteries of any kind.
  • Styrofoam of any kind.
  • Light bulbs.
  • Mirrors, window or auto glass, porcelain, ceramics, glass cookware/bake ware, microwave oven trays, drinking glasses, perfume/cologne bottles.
  • Wood or yard waste. Grass clippings can be bagged and set out with trash collection.
  • Unnumbered plastics.
  • Coat hangers, wire.
  • Household items such as toasters, cookware, bake ware, electronics, appliances, etc.
  • Hazardous or toxic substances.
  • Items containing or having debris and residue containing hazardous or toxic substances such as paint cans with wet paint, motor oil containers, gasoline cans, glue, petroleum products, etc.
  • Aerosol cans.

 

Recycling: Reminder to Commercial/Institutional Entities
Pursuant to PA Act 101 Franklin Park Borough adopted Ordinance No. 377-91 requiring Franklin Park business establishments, office buildings, churches, schools and other non-profit organizations to recycle the following materials:

*High-grade office paper
*Corrugated cardboard
*Aluminum and bi-metal beverage cans
*Plastic containers
*Glass

Important Note - Recycling by businesses, office/apartment buildings, churches and schools is mandatory in Franklin Park Borough. If your hauler does not offer recycling you will need to find one that can meet this requirement. As the owner of the business or office/apartment building it is your responsibility to establish a recycling program or you will be in violation of Ordinance No. 377-91 and could face fines of not less than $25 nor more than $1,000, and costs of prosecution for each and every offense.

You can also place Newspaper/Magazines/Office Paper in the Abitibi Bins located at most churches and schools in the borough which they use as fundraisers.

The Ordinance also requires these institutions to file an annual report with the borough. The report form is mailed at the beginning of each calendar year. Franklin Park must submit recycling reports to Allegheny County and to the State of Pennsylvania. The information you provide is utilized to complete these two reports.

If you have a private hauler who picks up your recyclables you are required to complete the top portion of the annual report, indicate who your hauler is and mark what items you recycle. You do not have to provide the weight of any of the items, as the Borough will obtain them from the hauler.

If you personally take your recyclables to drop a off location, you must complete the top portion of the annual report, indicate where the items were taken and supply us with a tonnage of each item.

If you have any questions concerning the requirements of Franklin Park's Recycling Ordinance, please feel free to contact either Donna Platt or Ambrose Rocca
412-364-4115.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Informational Website: Check this link and find local businesses that accept some hard to recycle items. Such as: Computers, TVS and more.
http://search.earth911.com

Allegheny Count Health Department
Recycling Program
412-578-8390
Recycling Resource Directory is a great resource to find places where hard to recycle items are taken:
www.achd.net/recycling/recycling.html
www.county.allegheny.pa.us

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
1-800-346-4242
www.dep.state.pa.us

Pennsylvania Resource Council
412-488-7490
www.zerowastepgh.org/index.html

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