As you are aware, Penn Waste distributed larger, blue recycling containers to all residential households last year. The Township still has a quantity of the smaller red recycling containers in-stock. If you would like to obtain one for use as your primary recycling container (some smaller households have requested this), or to use as an overflow recycling container, please feel free to stop at the Township Administrative Office to obtain one. The containers are free of charge, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
CONGRATULATIONS OFFICER MALOTT!
Lieutenant Tom Stauffer, Swatara Township Police Department, presents a citation to Lower Swatara Township Officer Josh Malott. Officer Malott assisted the Swatara Police Department in apprehending a juvenile gang member earlier this year.
Woody Waste Access Cards
Lower Swatara Township residents also have access to the Middletown Borough’s Woody Waste Center (110 Industrial Lane) but must obtain a Woody Waste Access Card. Cost of the card is $40, and it is valid for the calendar year in which it is purchased. Access to the site is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply stop in at the Middletown Borough’s Finance Office (where utilities bills are paid) to obtain your card. Please bring proper photo identification.
Frequently asked questions:
CAN I DROP OFF WOODY WASTE ANYTIME?
Yes, anytime of day is fine.
WHERE CAN I GET A WOODY WASTE ACCESS CARD?
Woody Waste Access Cards can be obtained from the Finance Office at the Middletown Borough Office during normal business hours with proper photo identification.
WILL SOMEONE LOAD THE WOODY WASTE FOR ME?
Woody Waste can be loaded during normal business hours by Borough employees. Please contact 717-948-3054 for loader use.
CAN I TAKE OTHER ITEMS AND TRASH TO THE WOODY WASTE FACILITY?
No, the Woody Waste facility is intended for normal yard waste. Citizens will be cited for illegal dumping of material other than approved yard waste.
WHO CAN I CONTACT WITH FURTHER QUESTIONS
Please contact the Middletown Borough Highway/Property Department at 717-948-3054 for further questions.
We would like to remind our residents that door-to-door solicitation ("transient retail business") does require a transient retail business license, which is issued by the Lower Swatara Police Department. Any person approaching your home to conduct transient retail business should be able to produce a copy of this license/permit for your inspection. If you have any questions, please contact the
CUSTOMERS ARE REQUIRED TO CONTACT THE LOCAL POST OFFICE BEFORE INSTALLING THE MAILBOX TO ENSURE ITS CORRECT PLACEMENT AND HEIGHT AT THE STREET. GENERALLY, MAILBOXES ARE INSTALLED AT A HEIGHT OF 41 - 45 in. FROM THE ROAD SURFACE TO INSIDE FLOOR OF THE MAILBOX OR POINT OF MAIL ENTRY (LOCKED DESIGNS) AND ARE SET BACK 6 - 8 in. FROM FRONT FACE OF CURB OR ROAD EDGE TO THE MAILBOX DOOR.
*Please note that the Township is not responsible for mailboxes not in compliance with the above regulations. If mailboxes are too close to the curb, they may be damaged by snow plows, street sweepers, and other large vehicles during leaf collection and any upcoming road construction.