In accordance with PA DEP regulations, residents are not permitted to place yard waste at 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.
Franklin Park Borough offers curbside Christmas Tree collection in January of each year. Christmas Trees should be placed at the curb on the calendar dates listed by 6:00 AM. The Public Works Department will only make one trip for each scheduled collection. Depending on weather conditions and the amount of trees placed at the curb, it could take a full week to collect the trees. It is still important that the tree is placed at the curb on the Mondays specified. DO NOT leave plastic bags or any decorations on the tree.
Trees that do not make the curbside collection can be taken to Blueberry Hill Park, and placed next to the brush chipping pile (look for appropriate signage). Please do not place trees at the Yard Waste Drop Off Site.
ALLEGHENY COUNTY CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING PROGRAM December 26, 2021 through January 14, 2022
If you would like to dispose of your Christmas tree prior to our collection dates, Allegheny County Parks Department is offering its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program this holiday season. Residents may drop off Christmas trees from Sunday, December 26, 2021 through Friday, January 14, 2022 at the North Park Swimming Pool Parking Lot from 8:00 am until dusk. All lights, decorations, tinsel and stands must be removed from trees prior to drop-off. Trees will be mulched and used in the county parks. Click the link to view the full news release. Any questions can be directed the the Allegheny County Parks Department at 412-350-2455.