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.   You can view or print the Recycling Guide developed by the Franklin Park Borough Environmental Advisory Council that can be placed on your refrigerator or recycling container. The guide is a visual reference to what you can place where.   

  • Currently glass, plastics 3-7, cartons, tires, Household Hazardous Waste (batteries, electronics, chemicals, paint etc.), wood or yard waste (except grass clippings) cannot be placed at curbside for pickup.  Grass clippings should be placed in black plastic bags and placed with your weekly trash.  
  • Household Hazardous Waste; such as electronic waste (computer systems, TVs), chemicals, paints, batteries, fluorescent tubes and similar items cannot be placed out for curbside pick up.  See the information provided on the At Your Door Special Collection page.

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, if you have an issue with your recycle container or if it needs repaired/replaced 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.