Township Ordinance #53 states that ALL township residents MUST have an account established with Waste Management, regardless of service arrangement; quarterly billed or tag-a-bag. A recent audit, completed by Waste Management was an effort by Waste Management to identify residents not adhering to the Ordinance. There are exceptions to this requirement; however, approval is needed by both the Township and Waste Management.
Standard Service (quarterly billed) includes two (2) large, 30-33 gallon trash bags, unlimited recycling and one bulk item weekly.
Tag-a-bag customers must affix a tag onto each bag placed out for pick up. Tags are available for purchase at the Township office for $5.30 each. Tag-a-bag customers also have unlimited weekly recycling but special arrangements must be made with Waste Management for any bulk items.
Electronics of any kind will not be taken by Waste Management.
Be mindful that burning of recyclables is a violation of Township Ordinance #67. Recycle bins are available for purchase at the Township office. There are two sizes available; 18 gallon rectangular and 33 gallon can. Both receptacles cost $18. Residents who build a new home in the Township receive a free recycle container; just stop by the Township office. For the most up-to-date list of acceptable recyclables, go to Waste Management’s website: https://www.wm.com/us/en/recycle-right/recycling-101.
Dauphin County Recycle Center is also an option for large items, electronics and appliances that contain Freon. For additional information and fees, go to their website: https://www.dauphincounty.org/government/departments/solid_waste_management_and_recycling/dauphin_county_recycling_center.php.
DAUPHIN COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
Household hazardous wastes (HHW) are those wastes produced in our households that are hazardous in nature, but are not regulated as hazardous waste under federal and state laws. Each person in Pennsylvania produces an average of four pounds of HHW each year for the total of about 25,000-tons per year statewide.
Dauphin County’s curbside Household Hazardous Waste Program is available to each household for FREE, one time per year. The program is simple, just do the following:
- Call 1-800-449-7587 to schedule your curbside collection.
- In 1-2 weeks you will receive a HHW Kit in the mail. The kit is used for the collection of your HHW.
- Sit you HHW Kit at your curb on the scheduled collection date.