Lower Paxton Township
425 Prince Street
Harrisburg, PA 17109
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(717) 657-5600

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(717) 657-5656

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(717) 657-5615

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(717) 657-5617

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(717) 657-5635

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(717) 724-8327

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Solid Waste Collection


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 item.
  • 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 ServiceWaste 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.
  • 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.
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.

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