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Trash & Recycling Collection

Penn Waste Disposal provides curbside collection of trash, recycling, bulk items, and yard waste. Penn Waste Collection days are Mondays through Fridays. Please refer to the Township Collection Map for more information. Lower Allen Township is a mandated community, according to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and must recycle.

Penn Waste collects one (1) wheeled cart for Trash per property and (1) wheeled cart for Recycling per property each week. All trash and recycling must be inside the wheeled carts for collection. Any material that falls out of the wheeled carts during collection is the responsibility of the property owner to dispose of properly.

Penn Waste will pick up one (1) bulk item per week. Bulk items include furniture and appliances. To request a bulk item pick up, please contact Penn Waste at (717) 767-4456. Electronics and additional bags of trash are not bulk items and will not be collected curbside. To dispose of these items please contact the Environmental Coordinator for more information.

The Township Ordinance requires that trash and recycling wheeled carts not be placed curbside more than 24-hours prior to the regularly scheduled collection day. Wheeled carts must be removed from the curbside within 24 hours after the waste hauler picks up. For more information, please consult the Township Code found at the top right-hand side of this page.

Holiday collection is established by the hauler. Please sign up for alerts from Penn Waste to be up to date on all adjustments to the collection schedule. To review the collection calendar for Penn Waste, please check the top of this page.


Lower Allen Township is a mandated municipality. The Township is required to provide recycling containers to all residents within the municipality. More information can be found at Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection webpage.

Acceptable Items:

  • Cans – both aluminum and steel
  • Plastic bottles and jugs with numbers 1, 2, & 5
  • Newspaper – clean and dry without food contact
  • Glass – both bottles and jars
  • Corrugated cardboard – dry and flat without food contact
  • Cartons

Corrugated Cardboard disposal drop locations are located in the Township for excess corrugated cardboard disposal.  The first drop location is at Lower Allen Community Park (LACP).  The dumpster is located in the first parking lot on the left when you enter the park.

Paperboard recycling drop locations are in the Township for the convenience of residents. Examples of paperboards are cereal/cracker boxes, soda boxes, frozen foods, soap boxes, etc. Newspapers can also be placed in this drop location.

For more information on the drop locations in the Township, please contact (717) 975-7575 ext. 1014.

Yard Waste

Curbside Yard Waste collection occurs 1 time per week on the same day as trash from March through October.  Yard Waste bins can be picked up at the Municipal Services Center. The first bin is free with additional bins or replacements costing $13.

Acceptable Yard Waste is the following: branches and tree limbs not exceeding 4-inches in diameter, 3-feet in length, and 45 lbs. Woody waste is required to be bundled by rope or twine.  Bush trimmings and tree stumps must be under 14-inches in diameter. GRASS CLIPPINGS CAN NOT BE PLACED IN YARD WASTE CONTAINERS.

Commercial, Institutional and Municipal Establishments
Commercial, Institutional and Municipal establishments are required to maintain refuse and recycling collection on the property. For more information please contact (717) 975-7575 ext 1014.

Electronic Recycling & Household Hazardous Waste
For more information regarding the disposal of Electronics and Household Hazardous Waste please contact the Cumberland County Waste and Recycling Department. For assistance in disposal questions, please contact Barbara Arnold, Environmental Coordinator, at (717) 975-7575 ext. 1014.