Recycling Information

Recycling Requirement

Pursuant to PA Act 101 Franklin Park Borough adopted Ordinance No. 377-91 requiring all residences and all commercial, municipal and institutional establishments, such as office buildings, churches, schools and other non-profit organizations, in Franklin Park Borough to recycle the following materials.

View the residential recycling guidelines for detailed list of items residents are required to recycle.   You can view or print the Recycling Guide developed by the Franklin Park Borough Environmental Advisory Council that can be placed on your refrigerator or recycling container. The guide is a visual reference to what you can place where.   

  • Currently glass, plastics 3-7, cartons, tires, Household Hazardous Waste (batteries, electronics, chemicals, paint etc.), wood or yard waste (except grass clippings) cannot be placed at curbside for pickup.  Grass clippings should be placed in black plastic bags and placed with your weekly trash.  
  • Household Hazardous Waste; such as electronic waste (computer systems, TVs), chemicals, paints, batteries, fluorescent tubes and similar items cannot be placed out for curbside pick up.  See the information provided on the At Your Door Special Collection page.

View the commercial recycling guidelines for a list of items businesses are required to recycle.

Recycling Containers

The Borough currently uses automated pick-up of recyclables only. To obtain a container, if you have an issue with your recycle container or if it needs repaired/replaced please contact Waste Management 1-800-866-4460.  All recycling can be single streamed in the container.  You cannot place any recycling material outside the container; it will not be collected.

View Automated Recycling Container Information Flyer (PDF) for placement and use instructions.

Cardboard Recycling

Several containers for recycling cardboard are located in the rear left corner parking lot of the Borough Building (behind the police department).  Residents utilizing these dumpsters should follow the rules stated below.   If the containers are full and can no longer accommodate cardboard please do not place your cardboard outside the containers.  The containers are generally emptied on Tuesday and Friday.


When using these cardboard dumpsters, the following rules must be followed.

  • ONLY corrugated cardboard that is clean and dry can be placed in these dumpsters.
  • ALL boxes must be broken down and inserted through the slot.
  • DO NOT leave any cardboard/boxes on the ground around and/or leaning on the  dumpsters.
  • DO NOT leave any household recycling outside the dumpsters in bags or otherwise. Any household recycling material will be considered trash.
  • DO NOT place pizza boxes, paper, cereal/food, Kleenex or similar boxes, junk mail, magazines or shredded paper, loose or bagged in these dumpsters.
  • DO NOT place any type of packing material or plastic in or around the dumpsters.
  • DO NOT place garbage in or around the dumpsters.

This area is under video surveillance.
Violators will be prosecuted.

Battery Recycling Program

Franklin Park residents can utilize the At Your Door Special Collection service for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) through Waste Management (WM).  This service provides residents with the ability to have their batteries picked up from their residence.  WM will pick up any size or amount; simply contact the Call Center at 1-800-449-7587 to schedule a pick up or visit their website at .  This program is available at no additional charge.