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!

Butler County Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan

Click here to view the Plan (PDF) Butler County Solid Waste Mgt Plan

Municipal Waste Management Ordinance

Click here to view the Ordinance (PDF) Solid Waste Management Ordinance

Butler County Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collections - 2024 Schedule

1/16/2023 - Butler County's household hazardous waste and electronics collection event schedule for 2024 will be posted as soon as approval is received from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection! The first event is expected to occur in late March. Please check back for details. 

Participants must pre-register to attend with our collection contractor, Noble Environmental, at the link found here: . Click on "E-Waste and HHW Collections” at the top of the page to find the registration page. Please note that this program and the cost to properly dispose of most items is generously supported by grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Participants are only charged 50% of the total cost to drop off most items, excluding certain electronics such as televisions and monitors where participants pay the full cost. For current information, please contact Noble Environmental.

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 2024 Guide: 2024 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! 

Click here to access the Registration Application: Hauler Application (PDF)

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

Map (PDF)