Lower Paxton Township
425 Prince Street
Harrisburg, PA 17109
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Frequently Called Numbers
Main Switchboard

(717) 657-5600

Police Department

(717) 657-5656

Public Works Department

(717) 657-5615

Sewer Department

(717) 657-5617

Parks and Recreation Department

(717) 657-5635

Supervisor's Voice Mail

(717) 724-8327

Office Hours
M-F 8am-5pm

Resident Package

Health Office

  • Waste Management is the authorized residential solid and recyclables collector within the Township.  Arrangements for service may be made directly through Waste Management.  For more information call Waste Management at 232-0878.
  • Waste Management observes six holidays (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day).  When a holiday falls on or proceeds the scheduled weekly pick-up, trash and recyclables pick-up will be on the next day.
  • Waste Management collects clear and colored glass; aluminum, steel, and bi-metal cans; plastic; newsprint; and corrugated paper.   Recycling stickers for collection containers may be obtained at the Township Municipal Center.
  • The Health Office is responsible for enforcement of ordinances relating to property maintenance, on-lot sanitary sewer facilities, and littering.
  • Domestic animals are not permitted to run loose within the Township.  Residents are required to clean-up the waste from their pet.
  • The Township's Property Maintenance Code requires that residents cut their grass when it exceeds 10 inches in length.
  • Inflatable pools that hold more than 24 inches of water require a code compliant barrier surrounding the perimeter of the pool.

Leaf Waste Program

  • The Leaf Waste Collection Program includes unlimited curbside pickup by Waste Management two times a month, April through November, one pickup in December, and the removal of Christmas trees in January.
  • Leaf waste includes leaves, bundled tree pruning, and garden waste. Leaf waste does not include grass clippings, which are collected by Waste Management on a weekly basis with trash as part of the four container limit.
  • The Township's leaf waste Compost Facility is located on Conway Road. Residents who purchase a permit may deliver leaves, tree trimmings, and garden wastes to the compost facility on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Leaf waste must be deposited loose or in "kraft" recyclable bags. Permits are available at the Municipal Center and at Hornung's Hardware Store.
  • The Township accepts natural Christmas trees for recycling at two drop-off sites - Koons Park and the Public Works Building.  Christmas trees may be dropped off during the first three weeks of January each year.  Trees must be free of all decorations.

Parks and Recreation Department

  • The Parks and Recreation Department operates the Friendship Center located at 5000 Commons Drive.
  • Township park facilities may be reserved, upon application and for a small fee, by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 657-5635.
  • The Township does not operate any outdoor swimming pools.  However, there are two private community pools in the Township; Devon Manor Swim Club and Penn Colonial Swim Club. There is also one public community pool; Koons Pool.
  • The Township assists in the operation of a Senior Center at the Friendship Center.  The senior citizens center is open 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is free of charge to all participating seniors.
  • The Township assists in the operation of a senior citizen transportation service.  For more information, please call 657-5650.
  • Parks and Recreation Department programs follow the winter cancellation policies of the Central Dauphin School District.

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