Glass Recycling

GLASS RECYCLING IS HERE!

Glass recycling is here at Franklin Park Borough!  Together with the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) a glass recycling bin has been placed in the parking area in the rear of the municipal building.   The self-serve drop off is available daily from 8:00 am – sundown.  Please follow all posted rules and drop off hours.   

  • This bin is for approved glass material only
  • You must clean up glass that breaks outside the bin
  • When using the bin be cautious of other cars and pedestrians that utilize this area 

The Municipal Building has residential neighbors so please be courteous and refrain from utilizing the bin during hours that would disturb our neighbors.

This is a 6-month pilot program.  If all goes well and no issues arise, we hope to make this a permanent drop-off site for the residents of Franklin Park.  Many residents showed an overwhelming concern that there was no outlet for the proper disposal of glass material.  Franklin Park is happy to be pro-active in providing recycling options that are not available curb side to our residents and surrounding communities.

 If you have any questions regarding the new drop-off site for glass please contact Donna Platt at 412-364-4115, Ext. 302 or by email at dplatt@franklinparkborough.us.  

 Click the link to view the PRC's Glass Recycling Drop-off Site flyer for Franklin Park.
 Click the link to view the PRC's Glass Recycling Collection Guide.

GLASS RECYCLING THROUGH PRC EVENTS

Many communities have lost access to glass collection services in their curbside recycling programs, but glass is still a highly valuable and recyclable commodity.  Starting in June 2020, the Pennsylvania Resource Council (PRC) started rolling out their Traveling Glass Bin program – a week-long, rotating self-serve collection model!  For complete information on glass recycling visit the PRC - Glass Recycling event page.

Please be advised that PRC may not be the administrator of all recycling services listed. This information is provided as a resource to Western PA residents and while the PRC strives to keep the information up to date, drop-off days and times may change without PRC’s knowledge. Please use the contact information listed under each entry to clarify questions and concerns. 

Traveling Glass Bins 

Schedule And Information

What Is The PRC Traveling Glass Bin?

  • A contact-free, self-serve drop-off service
  • A week-long collection schedule
  • Free to residents, hosted by communities/commercial sites for a fee

Hours Of Operation

Saturday through Thursday, 7:00 am – sundown
NOTE:  bin sites will be strictly monitored at all times

Schedule

Saturday, February 20 – Thursday, February 25 (7 a.m. – sundown)
WEEKLONG TRAVELING GLASS BIN APPEARANCE
DORMONT POOL PARKING LOT

To check for upcoming dates visit the PRC's Glass Recycling page.

Please see the Glass Recycling Guide below for accepted materials. 

Permanent Glass Collection Sites

In Western PA, permanent glass recycling drop-off sites can be found at the locations listed below.   Click the link to view the PRC’s Glass Recycling Guide.

Allegheny County

In 2019, the City of Pittsburgh established three glass drop-off locations as part of a temporary pilot initiative.

Beltzhoover/Knoxville Location: 623 Bausman St Pittsburgh, PA 15210
24 hour access
Contact: 412-225-2631

Construction Junction: 214 North Lexington St Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Open during regular business hours – 8:00 AM-6:00 PM Monday-Friday
Contact: 412-243-5025
NOTE: The Construction Junction recycling center is CLOSED under the City of Pittsburgh’s current COVID-19 operating restrictions.

Strip District Location: 3001 Railroad St Pittsburgh, PA 15201
24 hour access
Contact: 412-255-2631

 Michael Brothers

Monday -Friday, 7:00 am-4:30 pm
Saturdays 7:00 am-12:30 pm

Instructions: Bins are out front marked “glass only.” Color separation required.

NOTE: Also accepts aluminum cans.

South Hills Location: 901 Horning Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15236
North Hills Location: 408 Hoffman Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Contact: info@mbhauling.com

 Peters Township Fire Station #1
Location: 245 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
Directions: Place glass in blue bin behind the fire station.
Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm daily

Superior Mulch
Location: 21 Furnace Street Extension, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Map to Superior Mulch Site

Directions: Enter Furnace Street Extension directly from Thompson Avenue. Proceed in the direction of posted signage to drop your container glass materials in the blue CAP Glass container or designated area.
Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00AM – 3:30PM

Contact: Ashley DiGregorio, 412-488-7490 ext. 5

*COVID-19 Update: Superior Mulch is currently offering normal drop-off collection hours per their usual schedule.

 Beaver County
Open to Beaver County Residents 

Brady’s Run Park Recycling Center,
Location:  Brighton Township, PA
Hours:
Monday & Tuesday: 8:30AM – 3:30PM
Wednesday Noon – 5PM
Thursday: 8:30AM – 3:30PM
Friday CLOSED
3rd Saturday of the month: 8:30AM – NOON
Contact: Beaver County Recycling Coordinator, 724-770-2068


Glass Recycling Guide

Want to be prepared when you visit a glass-only recycling drop-off site? Use the guide below for what is and is not accepted.

Place GLASS ONLY in collection bin

  • No need to separate colors
  • Leave lids/labels on

ACCEPTED GLASS

  • BOTTLES
  • JARS
  • JUGS

Bags and boxes used to deliver glass must be discarded off-site.

NOT accepted materials:  cut glass * glass bakeware * mirrors * porcelain and ceramics * stemware * window glass * light bulbs * televisions

Click the link to view the PRC’s Glass Recycling Collection Guide.