Solid Waste Collection
INCLUDING RECYCLING & LEAF WASTE
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
The Lower Paxton Township Solid Waste and Recycling Program
requires that all residents occupying single-family and multi-family
dwellings of two and three units do the following:
- Recycling: Provide a container
of not less than 10 gallons or more than 32 gallons for
the collection of recyclable materials. The container
must weigh less than 50 pounds when full. Containers
must be kept clean and in good condition. DO NOT PUT
RECYCLABLES IN PLASTIC BAGS. Decals are provided
by the Township to indicate which containers have recyclable
material. If you need a decal, call the Township Municipal
Center at 657-5600. The recycling decal must be facing
the roadway when placed at curbside for collection.
- Solid Waste: All solid waste shall
be collected in metallic or plastic containers, provided
by the resident, of not more than 32 gallons that are watertight,
have a tight cover, and have one or two handles. The
container must weigh less than 50 pounds when full.
Plastic bags may be used, but cannot be placed outside the
residence until the day of collection, unless stored in
metallic or plastic containers. Corrugated (cardboard)
boxes may not be used for solid waste, because it is a recyclable
- Curbside pick-up requires that recyclable and solid waste
containers be placed along the curb. Where there is
no curb, place the containers next to the roadway or berm.
Put out your containers by 5:30 A.M. on your collection
day to ensure that they get picked up.
- All collections of solid waste and recyclables will be
made on the same day between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and
5:00 P.M. On holidays and during emergencies, Waste
Management Waste Management and the Township Health
Officer may schedule other hours.
- Carry-Out Service: Waste
Management provides, at no additional cost, a carry-out
service to residents with disabilities that preclude them
from taking their solid waste and recyclables to the curb.
This service shall only be available to persons who are
disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
and who do not reside with another individual capable of
transporting the solid waste and recyclables to the curb.
If you have any questions about Lower Paxton Township's Solid
Waste and Recycling, call the Township Health Officer at 657-5600
or Waste Management
at 717-232-0878 or 1-800-634-4595.
- Suspension of Service: Customers
may suspend solid waste and recyclable collection.
Notice must be provided to Waste
Management at least two weeks in advance and the suspension
period must be for at least 30 days.
~1 - 2~