Glass Recycling

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 
  • No plastic bags, paper bags or cardboard boxes should be left in the bin
    Please take all trash/bags/boxes with you when leaving the premises

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

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

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 drop-off site for glass please contact Donna Platt at 412-364-4115, Ext. 302 or by email at  

 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. Please be considerate and do not place items that are not accepted in the container.  See below for a list of NOT ACCEPTED items.

Educational Material from the PRC

Click the link to view the video "Faces of Glass" from the PRC regarding the glass recycling program with Michael Brothers and CAP Glass.  Lending a voice to the success of glass recycling in western Pennsylvania are the “Faces of Glass” – those who collect, transport, process and manufacture glass bottles, jars and jugs – featured in PRC’s new video. 

Click the link to view the PRC's new Zine "We Recycle Glass in SW Pennsylvania" to help educate and inspire you to learn more about the importance of recycling glass. The zine showcases the “Faces of Glass” as well as the history of PA glassmaking, options for finding recycling locations, a glass glossary, and a snapshot of a bottle’s journey from recycling bin back to store shelf

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


  • 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.