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

Upcoming Township Meetings

Board of Commissioners | August 6th & August 20th

Planning Commission | August 7th

Fire Commission | July 18th

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

National Night Out Event

When:        Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Where:       Aspen Road (Meadowood Plan)

Butler Township will be participating in the National Association of Town Watch’s 35th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7th.  This year the event will be held in the Meadowood Plan of homes.  Aspen Road will be closed for a few hours that evening, starting at 6:00 PM, to give the neighborhood residents an opportunity to come out and meet officers from the Butler Township Police Department. The Township Commissioners will also be attending this event.

This will be the fourth year that Butler Township has participated in this event. In previous years the event was held in the Home-Acre, Lyndora and David Drive neighborhoods.


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.

Free Community Document Shredding Events

The County of Butler, in cooperation with Out of Sight Shredding, will hold free community document shred days for Butler County residents.  Shred your old documents and confidential files SAFELY! Shredded paper will be recycled!

Dates:  July 10th, July 18th, July 26th and July 31st (Limit 5 boxes per household)

Time: 9:00am until 12:00pm

Location: Out of Sight Shredding, 107 Bonnie Dr., Butler 16002

Out of Sight Shredding is a social enterprise of the Blind Association of Butler and Armstrong Counties and provides unique employment and job training opportunities to blind and visually impaired individuals. Out of Sight Shredding is certified and insured (NAID AAA Certified) and provides document destruction services throughout western Pennsylvania. For more information on their programs, please visit

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.

Wildflower Walk at Preston Park

A Wildflower Walk is planned for Preston Park on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM.  The walk will be conducted by Mark Welchley, will last from 60 – 90 minutes, and discuss identification of the wildflowers found throughout the park, as well as, the wildlife and general ecology of the park.  During the program, participants will be required to walk approximately one mile, over mostly level ground at a leisurely pace.  Comfortable shoes should be worn.  The tour is free of charge, but registration is required.  Please call the Township Administration Office at 724-283-3430, X 212 or email  Please provide your name, the number of people in your group and a contact phone number.  The rain date for the event is Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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, July 21st & Saturday, August 18th.  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 under the Homeowner Recycling/Collection Registration tab/Butler County Events. 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: