YARD WASTE AND LEAF BAG DROP OFF SITES

Yard Waste Site will be closing at noon on 

Friday, December 9, 2022. 

Please DO NOT place any material at the site after this date.

The site will reopen on or about March 1, 2023.


A new permit will be required to use the sites in 2023.


Regulations

In accordance with PA DEP regulations, residents are not permitted to place yard waste at the curbside for garbage collection.  The only exception to this is grass clippings which should be placed in plastics bags and put out with your regular trash.

Yard Waste and Leaf Bag Drop Off - For Franklin Park Borough Residents Only
The Yard Waste and Leaf Bag Drop Off Sites arelocated at the south end of Blaine’s Way in Blueberry Hill Park and is open March 1st to December 1st of each year.   An application must be completed annually.  Permits are good for the current year only.   Permits are required for both the yard waste and leaf  bag drop off sites, although it is only necessary to obtain one Yard Waste Permit per year to access both drop off sites.

Yard Waste Drop Off site

Brush/Tree Trimmings:  The drop off site is to only be used for items such as tree or brush trimmings, and weeds/greens.  You are restricted to dropping off trimmings that are up to 4” in diameter.  The Borough also asks that you please utilize the April and November curbside brush chipping whenever possible.  

Leaf Bag Drop Off site

Leaf Bags:   All leaves must be placed in brown biodegradable bags.  No exceptions. The Leaf Bag Drop Off site is located further down Blaine's Way, between the Yard Waste Drop Off site and McDevitt Road (see the posted signs). The Borough also asks that you please utilize the April and November curbside leaf collection whenever possible.   

New site for leaf bag drop off

New leaf bag disposal area

Application Submission - A permit is required annually and can be obtained by submitting the application one of the following ways:

An application must be completed annually.  Permits are good for the current year only. The permit will be for the address listed on the permit only.  Permits are required for both the yard waste and leaf  bag drop off sites, although it is only necessary to obtain one Yard Waste Permit per year to access both drop off sites.  This site is for residential disposal only, commercial use is prohibited. Disposal of entire trees is prohibited.  

Prohibited Material - The following materials are not permitted to be placed at the Yard Waste and Leaf Bag Drop Off Sites: grass clippings, tree or brush trimmings larger than 4” in diameter, loose leaves, garbage, stumps, logs, asphalt, concrete, dirt, mulch, clay, stone, construction materials or anything that won’t degrade.  

Under no circumstances should anything be left in plastic bags.  Dumping of items at the site other than the approved material or placing yard waste in any dumpster or other areas of the park is strictly prohibited. 

These sites are under video surveillance and are subject to permit checks by Borough personnel.