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In efforts 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 (4) truck loads of yard waste and four (4) 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 contacting Helen Grundon at (717) 975-7575 x 2104 or via email hgrundon@latwp.org.

Public Works personnel periodically grind 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.

Acceptable materials that can be dropped off at the compost site are Shrubs and shrubbery trimmings, tree trimmings no larger than 14 inches in diameter and no longer than 6 feet in length, Christmas trees (tinsel, lights, ornaments, and bases removed), and leaves.

Material that is NOT accepted at the compost site includes:

  • Bamboo
  • Grass Clippings
  • Ashes
  • Stumps
  • Sod
  • Dirt
  • Stones
  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Construction Debris
  • Wooden Furniture
  • Painted Wood
  • Garbage
  • Treated Lumber
  • Railroad Ties
  • Landscape Timbers
  • Fruits or Vegetables
  • Bags or Containers left at the site

The yard waste recycling is designed to process leaves and natural woody yard waste into compost and mulch. The equipment requires all of the material to be well suited for processing. Extensive damage to the equipment or bodily harm could result if inappropriate material is inadvertently placed in the equipment.

This pile of yard waste…

…will turn into this pile of wood chips.

 Leaf Collection:

Each fall the Public Works personnel also perform a leaf collection.  Residents are asked to rake leaves to the curb which are collected with leaf picking 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 Employees 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 Leaf Compost & Wood Chip 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.)  Prior to delivery, a completed order form must be submitted to the Finance Department, which be done in-person, by mail, or via email to finance@latwp.org.  Please contact Helen Grundon at (717) 975-7575 x 2104 or via email to hgrundon@latwp.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 March through October, 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 may only be used to contain acceptable residential brush and yard waste material. DO NOT USE Yellow Yard Waste containers for any other purpose as this causes contamination to the yard waste material and can be a hazard to equipment and personnel.

Yellow Yard Waste containers are limited to one per residence and may be obtained by stopping by the Municipal Services Center, located at 2233 Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill, PA, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.  . Additional yard waste containers can be purchased for a fee of $13.00.