Second Year of Glass Collection Events in County Parks Announced

March 22, 2022

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald today announced that the county has partnered with the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) for a second year to offer its Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program in county parks. Beginning on Saturday, April 2, the bin will be located in each park for six days, Saturday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to sundown to allow residents a resource to recycle glass.

“Glass recycling continues to be an interest of residents in the county and with fewer curbside options available, we’re delighted to provide this service at our county parks,” said Fitzgerald. “We know that glass bottles and jars are 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without losing any quality, making the effort to put these items back into the recycling ecosystem even more important. Thank you to PRC and our county Parks Department for making this a priority for our communities.”

The Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program provides a free recycling option using a bin that rotates through locations in western Pennsylvania. Last year at county park events, residents recycled 10.2 tons (20,490 lbs) of glass which reduces CO2 emissions by 0.29 tons.

Individuals can drop off glass bottles, jars and jugs of all colors. No color sorting is required. Containers should be empty and rinsed, with lids and labels still on. Bags and boxes used to deliver glass must be discarded off-site.

The county park schedule follows:

Saturday, April 2 – Thursday, April 7
7 AM to Sundown
Harrison Hills Park
Chipmunk Drive Lot, near Park Office
Freeport Road
Saturday, May 14 – Thursday, May 19
7 AM to Sundown
Settlers Cabin
Wave Pool Parking Lot

Saturday, June 18 – Thursday, June 23
7 AM to Sundown
Boyce Park
Saturday, July 16 – Thursday, July 21
7 AM to Sundown
Round Hill Park
Main Parking Lot near Duck Pond
Saturday, August 13 – Thursday, August 18
7 AM to Sundown
South Park
Corrigan Drive and 100 Acres Drive
Saturday, August 27 – Thursday, September 1
7 AM to Sundown
Mahaffey Road near Round-a-bout
Saturday, September 17 – Thursday, September 22
7 AM to Sundown
Hartwood Acres Park
Middle Road
Saturday, October 22 – Thursday, October 27
7 AM to Sundown
North Park
Saturday, November 12 – Thursday, November 17
7 AM to Sundown
White Oak Park

PRC’s Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program is sponsored by Owens-Illinois, Inc. and CAP Glass and is made possible through a partnership with Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling. The collection sites at the county parks are made possible through a partnership with the county’s Parks Department and its Sustainability Office.

For more information, including a schedule of upcoming appearances and information about partnership opportunities, visit or call 412-488-7490.