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.


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.

Waste Management of Pennsylvania, Inc.