Recycling Information

Recycling Requirement

Pursuant to PA Act 101 Franklin Park Borough adopted Ordinance No. 377-91 requiring all residences and all commercial, municipal and institutional establishments, such as office buildings, churches, schools and other non-profit organizations, in Franklin Park Borough to recycle the following materials.

View the residential recycling guidelines for detailed list of items residents are required to recycle.

View the commercial recycling guidelines for a list of items businesses are required to recycle.

Recycling Containers

The Borough currently uses automated pick-up of recyclables only. To obtain a container or if you have any issues with your recycle container please contact Waste Management 1-800-866-4460.  All recycling can be single streamed in the container.  You cannot place any recycling material outside the container; it will not be collected.

View Automated Recycling Container Information Flyer (PDF) for placement and use instructions.

Cardboard Recycling

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:

  1. Boxes must be free of any contaminates.
  2. Boxes must be flattened.

Cardboard can be dropped off anytime and is monitored by the Franklin Park Police cameras. Illegal dumping will be prosecuted.  If the containers are full and can no longer accommodate cardboard please do not place your cardboard outside the containers.  The containers are generally emptied on Tuesday and Friday. 

Battery Recycling Program

Franklin Park Borough would like to thank its residents for being environmentally aware of the need for proper disposal of all types of batteries.  

Although the Borough has a drop-off program, for Franklin Park residents only, strongly encourages residents to utilize the At Your Door Special Collection service for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) through Waste Management (WM).  This service provides residents with the ability to have their batteries picked up from their residence.  WM will pick up any size or amount; simply contact the Call Center at 1-800-449-7587 to schedule a pick up.  This program is available at no further charge. 

Batteries can be sorted as follows when dropping them off at the Franklin Park Municipal Building.

  • Alkalilne 
  • Lithium-ion
  • Lithium and button batteries
  • Nichel Metal (Ni-MH), Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad) batteries and rechargeable batteries

**Corroded batteries should be placed in a separate plastic bag prior to dropping batteries off at the Municipal Building**

It is always helpful to tape the terminals of any battery however, 9V battery terminals should always be taped.

Additional Recycling Resource:


Allegheny County - Recycling
Phone:  412-578-8047
Website:  Allegheny County Health Department - Recycling
Recycling Resource Directory:  Allegheny County Recycling Resource Directory

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Phone:  1-800-346-4242
Website:  PA DEP - Business Recycling Information 
Website:  PA DEP - Citizen Recycling and Disposal Information

Pennsylvania Resource Council (PRC)
Phone:  412-488-7490
Email:  infowest@prc.org
Website:  PRC Home Page