brush chipping

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.

The Borough offers curbside chipping service in the Spring and Fall, usually in April and November of each year.  Residents are able to place tree and/or brush trimmings only at the curb for chipping by the Public Works Department.  They will make one pass through the Borough and all tree/brush trimmings must be at the curb by 7:00 AM on the specified date. Any brush placed at the curb must be 1/2" to 4" in diameter only. Please cut and place your brush perpendicular to the curb with the butt end out.  No thorn bushes will be accepted.  If you have a tree or trees to dispose of, you must contact a private contractor.  Borough crews will not spend more than 15 minutes at your home.  The chips are available for free to Franklin Park residents only and located at the south end of Blaine's Way in Blueberry Hill Park, near McDevitt Road.  

The chipper will pass through the Borough one time.  If your brush is not out at the curb when the chipper passes, you have two options:

  • Take your brush/tree trimmings to the Yard Waste Drop Off Site on Blaine's Way in Blueberry Hill Park. Click here to view the information regarding the requirements and use of the site.
  • Wait until the next collection date.  Since we cannot provide specific dates the chipper will be at your residence, it is imperative that residents have their brush at the curb on the first Monday of the chipping season.

Brush Picture - Correct PlacementProper way to place brush.

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