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Please contact the township for the most up to date trash & recycling schedule.

Penn Township takes part in a Joint Municipal Trash & Recycling Collection Agreement with Southampton Township. The new contract was awarded to Apple Valley Waste (aka Park’s) and is effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026.

Quarterly invoices are postcards that will be sent from Southampton Township, Cumberland County and are due within 30 days of receipt. Payment can be made by cash, check and the new online credit card payment option. 

TO PAY YOUR TRASH BILL ONLINE, click Pay Your Trash Bill to be directed to Southampton Township’s website.

The Service Rates listed below are guaranteed to stay the same for the life of the contract.

Residents may choose from the following levels of service:

  1. Full-service (weekly trash and recycling collection):  $56.00 per quarter
    Full-service Senior Citizen (65+) rate*:  $50.00 per quarter

    This service provides a 96-gallon trash toter, recycling toter and pick up of 1 bulk item per week. Bulk pick up: 1 item per week; call Penn Twp office to coordinate pick up prior to collection day.
    Please Note: All trash must be bagged and fit in the provided trash toter. If one trash toter will not suffice, a second service will need to be purchased. Trash collection routes are designed and calculated to accommodate a specific number of customers; extra trash bags are not included in the calculation. Recycle items should be free of food debris and are NOT be bagged when placed into recycle toter.
    * If you are eligible for the Senior Citizen discount (65 and older), please call the Township office so the rate change can be made.
  2. Recycling service only:  $38.75 per quarter
    This service provides a recycling toter only. Trash and bulk item pickup is not included in this option.
  3. Individual Bag service:  $5.00 per bag
    This service allows you to set out a trash bag(s) as needed. Recycling and bulk item pickup is not included in this service. Bags must be purchased at the township office.

***Accounts that are 90 days delinquent will be canceled and toters will be pulled. The bill must be paid in full and a $50 reinstatement fee will be accessed to restart service. Accounts may be disqualified for participation in the municipal trash collection contract for repeated delinquencies***

If you have any questions regarding the program or would like to schedule pick up of a bulk item, please call the township office at (717) 486-3104.

Trash Guidelines

Recycling Guidelines

Apple Valley Waste/Park’s observes the following holidays that will dely trash pick up by 1 day:
– New Year’s Day
– Memorial Day
– Independence Day
– Labor Day
– Thanksgiving Day
– Christmas Day

Local No Cost Recycling

The following two centers in our area make recycling convenient at no cost to the general public.

New Hope Recycling Collection Site:
Hopewell Township Building
415 Three Square Hollow Road
Newburg, PA 17240
Collection Day:
1st Saturday of each month
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
For further details, click here to be directed to their Website.

Cumberland County Landfill Drop-Off Recycling Collection Site:
620 Newville Road, Newburg, PA 17240
Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Contact: (717) 423-9953
*No charge for dropping off recyclables. Must stop at scale house window.
*Recyclables are accepted co-mingled, no need to separate.
*Cumberland County Landfill is owned by Waste Management, formerly Advanced Disposal. For further details, click here to be direct to the Cumberland County Website.

Cumberland County Recycling & Disposal Guide: A to Z

Electronics Recycling

Cumberland County Electronics Recycling Center is located at 1001 Claremont Road, Carlisle. The cash fee for all accepted electronics is $0.50/pound. There will be a 1.5% convenience fee for debit card users and a 2.5% convenience fee for credit card users. The minimum debit and credit card convenience fee is $2.50. Sorry, checks are not accepted. The fee offsets the County’s costs for collecting, packaging, loading, shipping and recycling electronics and does not generate a profit. Anyone, regardless of place of residence, is able to use the recycling center assuming fees are paid in full.


For more information, hours of operation and to read answers to frequently asked questions, please click here to visit the Cumberland County Electronics Recycling Center Website. If you have additional questions regarding the recycling facility, please contact the County’s Recycling and Waste Authority at (717) 240-6489.


Mission Central Computer Ministry

Mission Central is located at 5 Pleasant View Drive in Mechanicsburg. They accept any brand of computer equipment or electronic equipment in any condition FREE of charge. The computer equipment is reused, redistributed or recycled depending on condition. They do NOT accept televisions for recycling. For further information, click here to be direct to the Mission Central Website

Staples Free Recycling Service

When it’s time to upgrade your laptops and printers or replace your ink and toner, count on Staples to responsibly recycle your old electronics. For further details regarding what Staples will and will not recycle, click here to be directed to the Staples Recycling link.


Agricultural Recycling

Dispose of your ag plastic for FREE without taking up space in the landfill.  R. Davis Enterprises provides agricultural plastic recycling, but will also accept other plastic and cardboard that needs to be recycled. R. Davis Enterprises will provide the container, delivered to your business, to be loaded up with your recycling materials. For further details and information, please Click Here.

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