2020 Dumpster Dates

Dumpster fees have been Amended during codification.

Car trunk load$20
Pickup truck load$55
Tires$10 per tire

Dumpster Day procedures have changed due to Governor Wolf's instructions for social distancing. The Township would like to encourage either a prepayment done at the Township Building Monday-Friday between 8am and 4pm. Please call or email Madison Smith, the Assistant to the Director of Public Works, at 717-939-9377 ext. 3036 or msmith@lowerswatara.org. She will fill out all information for the dumpster permit and the permit will be kept with the Public Works crew during the Dumpster Day. The permit will not be accepted until payment has been received. Please drop the check off in the drop box, located at the front entrance of the Township Building, 1499 Spring Garden Drive. Once the check has been received, Ms. Smith will finalize the information for the permit which will confirm your dumpster drop off. On the day of Dumpster Day, please state your name and information to the crew member collecting payment to confirm you're drop off. 

If payment is presented on the day of the Dumpster Day, only a written check will be accepted. Dumpster Day payment can be processed through the window at the Public Works complex located on Oberlin Road. There will be a sign placed for residents to easily find the payment location. Please place all desired throw items in the backhoe bucket to be dropped into the dumpster. 

Hours of Operation: 8am to noon

  • January 4
  • February 1
  • March 7
  • April 4 - cancelled
  • May 2
  • June 6
  • July 11
  • August 1
  • September 5
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5

The Public Works Department operates a dumpster detail. This permits Township residents to dispose of appliances and unwanted items on the first Saturday of every month unless it is on a holiday day. Dumpsters for large bulky items are available to Township residents the first Saturday of each month, from 8:00 A.M. – Noon. The dumpsters are located at the Public Works shed 820 Oberlin Road, next to the old fire station. Please note that on holiday days, the dumpster schedule will be moved to the second Saturday of the month.

Items not acceptable for disposal in the dumpsters include:

  • Appliances that contain freon, unless certified that the remaining freon has been removed
  • Paint cans, unless the paint is dried up
  • Electronics (this includes televisions, computers, monitors, microwaves, etc.). Please see the Waste/Recycling tab for information relative to electronic recycling.
  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Woody waste
  • Oil drums
  • Used oil
  • Car batteries

Please see above noted procedures due to COVID-19. Permits for the dumpster can be be purchased at the Township Administrative Building during normal office hours (Mondy thru Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM) or directly at the dumpster during its operating hours. Fees are $20.00 per car trunk load, and $55.00 per truck load (a pick-up truck is the largest truck permitted). In addition, tires may be disposed of for a charge of $10.00 per tire.