To reduce the amount of material going to landfills, the Township actively participates in recycling as much natural material as possible. Grants obtained through PA Department of Environmental Protection allowed the Township to construct a 1.4 acre pad for the staging and processing of yard waste material.
Changes to Yard Waste and Bulk Item Drop-off:
Beginning in January, each residence in the Township will be able to drop off four truck loads of yard waste and four bulk items per year at no charge. Additional drop-offs require that a $25 fee be paid at the Municipal Services Center. The fee should not inconvenience residents with usual amounts of items to dispose of, and is intended to make those who are unfairly taxing the Township’s resources help offset some of those costs. Residents who find themselves in an unusual situation that may push them over the annual no-charge limit may seek a fee waiver by calling at 975-7575 ext. 2104.
Public Works personnel periodically grinds this pile into wood chips. The Township shares the use of recycling equipment owned by Cumberland County with several other municipalities. Finished wood chips are made available to Township residents as the material becomes available. Hours of operation are:
- Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
- 2nd Saturday of the Month – 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, April through November
Yard Waste consists of tree branches, bush trimmings, and tree stumps under 14 inches in diameter. Grass Clippings cannot be recycled.
Each fall the Public Works personnel also perform a leaf collection. Residents are asked to rake leaves to the curb which are collected with the street sweeping equipment. In addition residents may also bring loose leaves to the Public Works department which is then turned into leaf compost. Which is available to be delivered to residents for a fee or free if they pick up at Public Works. Public Works Employee will load the Leaf Compost for residents, if they are available. For more information on the Leaf Collection Program please click here.
Both wood chips and leaf compost can be delivered to residents for a fee. Please complete the Delivery Order Form and return it with the appropriate fee to the Municipal Services Center.
Pay you for your compost or wood chips on-line. Click here – allpaid to get started (3% convenience fee, minimum fee of $3.00 per transaction, from allpaid will be applied.) The completed order form will need either delivered/dropped off, mailed or emailed to email@example.com before delivery can be scheduled. Please call Heather Douden at 717-975-7575 ext 2104 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
CURBSIDE Brush and Yard Waste Program
The Township does not pick up your residential brush and yard waste. As part of your refuse service, curbside pick up of residential brush and yard waste is completed by Penn Waste from April through November, on your regularly scheduled trash pick up day. Please click on the link for Trash and Recycling for more information on all the curbside collection services.
Yellow Yard Waste containers and blue Recycling containers are limited to one per residence and may be obtained by stopping by the Municipal Services Center, 2233 Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill, PA, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.