Administrative Office

290 South Duffy RoadHours: Monday - Friday
Butler, PA 160018:30am to 4:30pm
Phone: (724) 283-3430Fax: (724) 282-2142


Welcome to Butler Township, Butler County, PA

Upcoming Township Meetings

Board of Commissioners | September 17th

Planning Commission |October 2nd

Fire Commission | September 19th

Fall 2018 Newsletter Posted

Butler Township has posted the Fall 2018 Newsletter to the website.   Click on this link: Newsletters, to view the latest edition.  This edition of the newsletter will not be mailed, but will only be available digitally.   By offering the newsletters digitally, thus saving printing and mailing costs, the Township will be able to publish them more frequently.  Residents are encouraged to follow the Township on Facebook to receive notices as to when new editions of the newsletter will be posted on the website.  For residents without access to a computer, paper copies will be available at the Butler Township Municipal Building.

Fall Leaf Collection Schedule

Fall Leaf Collection will be on the following weeks:

October 22nd, November 5th, November 12th & November 26th

Leaves will be picked up on your regular pickup day in no larger than 30-gallon, biodegradable brown paper bags. Leaves placed out in plastic trash bags will not be collected.  Bio-degradable paper bags can be purchased at a cost of 34 cents a bag, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m., at the Butler Township Municipal Building, 290 South Duffy Road, Butler, PA 16001.

Construction Impacts Pedestrian Route to the Intermediate High School

Due to construction at Fairground Hill and Hansen Avenue, the area has been designated a “no pedestrian zone”.  The Butler Area School District has posted an alert on their website.  Click on the following link for more information.

Tours of Preston Park

Butler Township will be offering public tours of Preston Park including the residence and the grounds on the following dates in 2018.

  • Wednesday, September 19th at 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, October 13th at 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, November 24th at 9:30 a.m.

This 2 to 3 hour walking tour is available at no cost, but registration is required and spaces are limited. In addition to the dates listed above, private group tours may also be arranged for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to register for a tour contact the Administration Office at extension 212 or

Free Smoke Detectors

Butler Township has received a Hodge Fund Grant which was used to purchase smoke detectors and combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  These detectors are free to Butler Township residences where children reside or frequently visit.  At this time there are only smoke detectors available.   Residents can receive two smoke detectors per household, which are available at the Butler Township Municipal Building at the main reception area.  Proof of residency is required.

Frank Preston – the Man, the Moment, the Mission

Polly Shaw, a Butler Township native, retired educator and author of Images of Modern America Moraine State Park by Arcadia Publishing, will present a program on Dr. Frank Preston on Wednesday, September 19 at the Butler Township Recreation Building, 468 South Duffy Road at 6:00 p.m.  The two-hour presentation includes historical photos and information about Dr. Preston’s personal history from England to Butler, as well as historical photos of Preston Laboratories.  Today his land is known as Preston Park which is located at 415 South Eberhart Rd. and is operated by Butler Township.

This is a FREE event but registration is required, as seating is limited. Please contact Marcie at 724-283-3430, X 212 or email to register.

Signed copies of Ms. Shaw’s book will be available for purchase at this event.

Things to do in Butler County This Season

Click on the following links to find out some of the activities going on in Butler County.

Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau Website

Butler County Brochures

Butler County Farm Market Listing

Butler County Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event

The next Butler County recycling collection will be held at Environmental Coordination Services & Recycling (ECS&R) at 129 Ash Stop Road, Evans City, PA 16033, on Saturday, October 6th & 20th .  Please call ECS&R at 1-866-815-0016 to register for this event or if you have any questions.  You can also register on-line at A listing of all of the dates for 2018 can be found on the ECS&R website under Butler County Events.

Household Chemicals & Paints $0.68/lb.
Universal Waste (i.e. Florescent Lights & Batteries) $0.53/lb.
Non-CDRA Electronics $0.17/lb.
CDRA Electronics * (glass bearing) $0.45/lb.
CDRA Electronics * (non glass bearing towers & peripherals) $0.25/lb.
Small Freon Containing Devices $0.17/lb.

* CDRA: desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals and televisions.

Goodwill Industries and Staples in Butler Township will take old computer equipment for recycling for free.  Items that will be accepted include: Desktop computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, printers and printer supplies. Televisions will not be accepted.

The following links contain information on how you can dispose of your electronic waste, as well as, other recyclable materials and hazardous waste: