Recycling & Waste Management


The Butler County Department of Recycling and Waste Management carries out all of the county’s responsibilities under Pennsylvania’s Act 101 of 1988 including the goals identified in the Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan. In addition, resources, referrals, technical assistance and public education are provided to the county’s municipalities, businesses, community events and citizens regarding waste and recycling issues on an as-needed basis. 

Get Recycling Right!

It is more important than ever to be sure you are placing the correct recyclables in your curbside bin. To get this information, you should always call you waste hauler since what can be collected can vary by hauler. Putting the wrong recyclables in the bin can result in the rejection of an entire load of recyclables. Remember: get recycling right!

Request for Proposals (effective 12/15/2021)

The County of Butler is seeking proposals from fully licensed and permitted household hazardous waste and electronics collection contractors for its existing collection program.  Complete details are included in the Request for Proposal which is available by contacting the Butler County Department of Recycling & Waste Management, 124 West Diamond Street, PO Box 1208, Butler, PA 16003 – phone (724) 284-5305.

Interested contractors must submit two (2) copies of their Proposal in a clearly marked and sealed envelope labeled “Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Proposal”.  All Proposals are due by 10:00 a.m. on February 4, 2022 and must be addressed or delivered to Butler County Department of Recycling & Waste Management, Planning Commission, Butler County Government Center, Level UL,124 West Diamond Street, P.O. Box 1208, Butler, Pennsylvania  16003-1208.

2021 Holiday Recycling Guide

For Butler County's Recycling Guide, please click here-  Holiday Recycling Guide (PDF)

Christmas Tree Recycling

Following a countywide request for information for sites that will be recycling live Christmas trees after the holidays, the following response was received:

Slippery Rock Community Park, 320 North Main Street, Slippery Rock, PA 16057 Phone (724) 794-8180. Free dropoff until January 9, 2022 in the clearly-marked dropoff site. Trees must be free of all decoration, lights, etc.

Some communities have municipal Christmas tree collections and some nurseries or landscaping businesses may also collect tress. Please call your local municipal office or nursery / landscaping business to inquire.

Cut trees can also be used in your yard to construct hedge rows as cover for birds and other wildlife. Please contact your municipality or homeowner's association for any possible regulation regarding this.

Informational Brochures Available for Download

Butler County Reuse, Recycling & Waste Resource Guide

 Find out where to take hard to recycle items, recycling drop off locations and other useful information.

Click here to access the 2022 Guide: 2022 Guide (PDF)

  • Special Event Recycling Bins - rent recycling bins for your next special event 
  • Printable Guides and Signage - download information for your home or workplace 
  • Holiday Item Recycling Information - find out what to do with items generated more during the holidays.

Waste and / or Recycling Collectors / Transporters

Register to operate in Butler County. Access Butler County’s application to collect or transport waste or recyclables. Please note this registration required under Butler County’s Ordinance 2019-01, it’s easy and it’s free! 

Map of Landfills Under Contract with Butler County as of October 2021:

Map (PDF)