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Waste Management of PA will again collect all residential refuse and recyclables in 2016. 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.
(Cash/Check Only)
 Contact the Borough Receptionist 412-364-4115 ext. 301 for any questions.

Waste Management Recycle Video - Take a minute...think green and save natural resources. Watch this short video from Waste Management, Recycle Often - Recycle Right!

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - Waste Management provides a service called "At Your Door" Special Collection as part of their residential solid waste and recycling contract with Franklin Park Borough. This curbside services gives you a convenient year-round opportunity to dispose of your household generated special materials safely, easily and responsibly.

The At Your Door Special Collection accepts E-waste such as televisions and computer systems and Hazardous Household Waste such as paint, automotive products, garden chemicals, household cleaners, vehicle and household batteries, fluorescent tubes and CFLs.

The 2016 Waste Management flyer, you received at the beginning of the year, included information regarding this service and provided all of the necessary information needed to utilize this service along with a complete list of all acceptable and unacceptable items that can be collected. If you have any questions regarding this service you can call Donna Platt at 412-364-4115, ext. 301.

Click here to download the Waste Management Home Collection flyer

         Also, visit the DEP's Electronics Recycling web page at, 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        
Computer Cafe'                 724-776-5860   
Goodwill of SWPA            412-635-9612
HiTech Recyclers             412-731-5805
Staples Stores                 412-369-9660   

Recycling Opportunities:

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. 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 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:

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

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


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 Program
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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