Dumpster Ordinance and Application Process

A permit is required for all dumpsters and portable storage devices (PODs) placed in a public right-of-way. (Not required when being placed on private property.)

Ordinance No. 2014-01 added provisions relating to dumpsters and portable storage devices in a public right-of-way. The ordinance was passed by the Board of Supervisors of Lancaster Township on April 14, 2014. Click here to read/download the Ordinance and the Application.

The following amendment to the schedule of fees pertaining to the dumpster application process was approved by Res2018-02 at the January 2, 2018 board of supervisors meeting:

  • Section 1; z. Dumpster Permit Application Fee $20.00, Fine for failure to secure permit (1st offense) $200.00, Fine for failure to secure permit (every subsequentoffense) $400.00.

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