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Recycling & Refuse

Recycling and Refuse

Trash and Recycling Collection

East Pennsboro Township has contracted with Penn Waste Inc. to offer trash and recycling services within the township. We are excited about our partnership with Penn Waste because they offer so many opportunities to create a green community within East Pennsboro Township. They provide a single stream recycling process that makes recycling easier than ever! Be sure to click the important links at the bottom of the page to get the most recent information!

Refuse Guidelines:

  • 4 Bag Limit Per Week
  • 1 Bulk Item Per Week
  • 60 lbs MAX Limit

The Township has a four bag limit, per week, for trash. The 32 or 36 gallon bags or cans must weigh no more than 60 pounds each.  Residents may buy extra orange bags at $ 4.00 a bag if they exceed the four-bag limit.  Bags can be purchased at the Township Building or by contacting Penn Waste at 717-767-4456. 

Per Township Ordinance trash should not be placed out before 7:00 PM the evening before your regularly scheduled pickup day and no later than 6:00 AM on the day of collection.  Construction materials and debris will not be collected by Penn  Waste. 

To schedule collection of appliances containing freon, such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners please call Penn Waste at 717-767-4456.

Residents who reside in apartment complex or townhouse areas that have dumpster collection will need to contact Penn Waste directly for any and all bulk items to be picked-up.

Recycling is unlimited each week.  Blue recycle bins may be picked up in the Township Administration Office, 98 S Enola Dr.  There is no charge for recycle bins.  For additional recycling information please see "Recycle These Items".  Recycle bins that are contaminated with non-recyclable materials will not be collected.  Styrofoam materials, plastic bags, aluminum foil, broken glass, light bulbs, shredded paper are not recyclable through Penn Waste and should not be placed in your recycle bin.  WHEN IN DOUBT → THROW IT OUT

Yard Waste Collection

Penn Waste will  collect yard waste at your curb the 1st Saturday of each month from April through October.  Please click the 2021 Collection Calendar to view the schedule. Yard waste includes tree trimmings, shrubbery and any other organic landscape vegetation, except grass clippings and tree stumps. Fruits, vegetables, dirt and stones will  not be collected.  Yard waste must be in a biodegradable bag.  Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected.  For more information, call Penn Waste at 1-866-575-8720.

Grass clippings cannot be taken to the yard waste facility and will not be collected by Penn Waste on yard waste collection Saturdays.  It is recommended that you mulch clippings and allow them to breakdown back into your yard as they are rich in nutrients.  If you must dispose of grass clippings they are to be put out with your regular trash and they will be counted towards your allowable limit of trash for the week.

The Township also operates a Yard Waste Facility for residents to utilize.  Yard waste, leaves and debris are recycled into mulch and compost at the facility.  Residents must obtain a yard waste access card to enter the facility.  Click here for hours of operation and additional information. NO dumping is allowed at this facility because of state regulations governing the dumping of household materials.

Electronic Recycling

As of January 24, 2013, the Covered Devices Recycling Act prohibits residents and businesses from placing their electronic waste in the trash.  Covered devices include: Desktop computers, laptops, monitors, computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, printer and speakers), televisions and e-readers that browse the Internet.

Residents can take their electronics to the Cumberland County Electronic Recycling Center, 1001 Claremont Rd, Carlisle.
Follow the links below for additional information or you may call 717-240-6489.

Cumberland County Recycling and Waste Authority Webpage
Cumberland County Recycling & Disposal Guide : A to Z

Cumberland County 2021 Household Hazardous waste drop-off
To schedule an appointment or for additional information  please call 717-240-6489 or Click Here

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

2021 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program


SNOW HAPPENS!  It is a common occurrence in Central Pennsylvania.  Depending upon the extent of the snow event, delays and cancellations may occur with trash and recycling collection.   These delays and cancellations often times come at the last minute.  The Township and Penn Waste will always do our best to keep this information up to date on the websites.
We urge residents to use their best judgment when placing trash and recyclable at the curb during snow events.  If your trash is not picked up, in most instances Penn Waste will collect the trash and recyclables the following day, which may delay the remainder of the week.  There are also times when the snow event will last for several days, in these cases Penn Waste may not be able to complete certain routes, but no worries, they will take double your allowable amount on the following regular collection day to make up what was missed from the prior week.

Residents are reminded that trees on their property which may be damaged due to storms are their responsibility to clean up. If a tree falls within the roadway, Public Works crews will, as soon as possible, clear the roadway by moving the fallen tree back on to the property from which it fell for safe travel and access by emergency responders as needed.

Other utility contact information:
  • PPL - 800-342-5775
  • PA American Water - 800-565-7292
  • United Water - 888-299-8972
  • UGI - 800-609-4844
  • Verizon - 800-837-4966
  • Comcast  - 800-266-2278


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Pennsylvania Act 101
In 1988, Pennsylvania passed PA Act 101 in an effort to reduce waste and increase recycling. Act 101 requires that ALL municipalities within the state create waste management programs that include recycling. Under the law, commercial establishments (including schools, churches, retailers, offices, non-profits and others) must recycle according to the plan their municipality has created.

Penn Waste – Important Links
All About Residential Recycling
Yard Waste Guidelines
2021 Collection Calendar
Penn Waste Recycling Guidelines