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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Access staff contacts, specific department information, newsletters, and services provided by Lancaster Township. Read the latest news and important announcements in the blog post, and be sure to check back often for updates.



Latest News, Meeting Agendas & Minutes, and Announcements

Township Office to Remain Closed

Governor Wolf’s latest stay-at-home order: https://bit.ly/3bE1nxD

March 30, 2020

To ensure the health and welfare of township staff, residents, and the public, the Lancaster Township Municipal Office at Maple Avenue will remain closed through April 30th. Residents may conduct business through email, phone, or by utilizing the drop box at our Maple Avenue entrance.

Please visit the township website for updates and additional information. 
(717)-291-1213; info@twp.lancaster.pa.us

Township Departments/Staff

Updates-March 26, 2020

During this time when information is always changing, please check the township website and Nextdoor.com regularly for updates. Also, consider joining the township email list. Encourage your Lancaster Twp neighbors to join as well. Sign-up on the township website.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation while we all deal with this crisis. And please, follow the CDC guidelines to help stop the spread of this disease. Thank you.

Trash Collection Reminders – March 26, 2020:

Waste Management is collecting trash/recycling as usual on your regularly scheduled collection day. Due to the current circumstances, you may now put out TWO additional bags of trash without a Yellow tag. ONLY TWO additional bags are permitted, and NO over-sized items will be collected. Waste Management will ONLY collect what is allowed.

THE CURBSIDE COLLECTION OF OVER-SIZED ITEMS IN LANCASTER TOWNSHIP HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED BY WASTE MANAGMENT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE DO NOT PUT THESE ITEMS ON THE CURB FOR COLLECTION WITH YOUR REGULAR TRASH.

Over-sized Item Disposal

The following are considered over-sized items: furniture, carpet, a house door, box spring/mattress, BBQ grills, bicycles, toilets, tubs, microwave, or carpet. They typically require a Red tag. They ARE NOT being collected by the waste hauler at this time.

The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Facility is still operating. Over-sized items may be disposed of there, for a fee. Payment for disposal can only be made by credit card (AMEX not accepted) or by prepaid Visa/MC cards. Go to the LCSWMA website (www.lcswma.org) for more information on days/hours of operation. Ph:  (717) 397-9968; Email: info@lcswma.org

Construction Activities Within Lancaster Township-March 25, 2020

Wexcon Construction, working on behalf of the City of Lancaster, has secured permission to continue/restart its construction activities within Lancaster Township. 

You will see construction activity in Bausman for the new water lines, and in the Hamilton Park areas of West St., Rider Ave, Elwood, Elm and Edgewood, to continue water main and services and the large diameter water line projects.

Please obey all construction/work zone signs and when possible avoid construction areas.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Lancaster Township Public Works at 717-293-1733.

Trash Collection Update-March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020:   Due to the Lancaster Township Office being closed, residents are unable to purchase tags for additional trash. If you have additional trash, it must be kept at a minimum; therefore, ONLY TWO additional bags are permitted.  Waste Management has been informed of this update, and will ONLY collect what is allowed.

In addition, the following is a notice from Waste Management regarding the temporary suspension of the collection of Over-sized/Bulk Items. Currently, the suspension also pertains to the May 2020 special collection of Large Appliances/Tires. Be sure to check the township website for any additional updates which will be posted as they occur.

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM WASTE MANAGEMENT

Dear Resident:

Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Federal and State Declarations of Emergency have been issued that recommend non-essential employees shelter in place and work from home when possible to promote social distancing. As a result, Waste Management has significantly reduced its “field” work force and is focusing on the performance of essential services during this unprecedented emergency. Because of its importance to the health and safety of our society, municipal solid waste collection and disposal is deemed an “essential service” in most instances, and so Waste Management’s employees dedicated to collecting and disposing of trash are in the field continuing to perform this critical function.

In order for Waste Management to maintain its focus on municipal solid waste collection and disposal, and due to the reduced number of employees in the field, effective Monday, March 30, 2020, Waste Management is temporarily suspending the performance of the following services, which are non-essential during this period of emergency:

  • Bulk Collection – furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.

When the Declarations of Emergency and social distancing recommendations have been eased and Waste Management’s work force returns to pre-pandemic levels, these services will be restarted. Waste Management will provide notice when the service(s) will resume. 

We have been a part of this community for many years and know that together we will be resilient. Thank you for your partnership during this critical time.

Sincerely,
Waste Management of Pennsylvania, Inc.