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
Residents can purchase additional recycle bins from the
Borough. Contact the Borough Receptionist 412-364-4115 ext.
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.
Goodwill of SWPA
Upcoming Recycling Opportunities:
Recycling News! Franklin Park
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. To continue the program we are asking you
assist us in recycling your used batteries by placing corroded
batteries in individual plastic sandwich bags and taping the
terminals on top of each 9 volt battery. These procedures need
to be followed for safety reasons before the batteries can be
shipped to the recycler. 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
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:
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
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
Construction paper, Kraft paper, cereal boxes, shoe boxes,
phone books or similar.
Printer paper, computer paper, copy paper.
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
- Aerosol cans.
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
*High-grade office paper
*Aluminum and bi-metal beverage cans
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
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
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.
Allegheny Count Health Department
Recycling Resource Directory is a great resource to find
places where hard to recycle items are taken:
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Pennsylvania Resource Council
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