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 email@example.com.
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
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.
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
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
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.