Recycling & Waste

04/27/20 - COVID19 Planning and Recycling Operation Changes

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Cumberland County Planning Department (CCPD) offices are closed to the public until further notice. While offices are closed to the public, staff continues to work from home ensuring that essential programs will continue to operate as described below.  Departmental staff will be monitoring phones, email, and the website from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and will respond to your inquiry within the day.

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In 1988, Pennsylvania passed the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (Act 101), which requires Pennsylvania counties to:

  • Prepare, adopt and implement a Municipal Waste Management Plan for municipal waste generated within the county's boundaries.
  • Insure the availability of adequate permitted processing and disposal capacity for the municipal waste which is generated within the county's boundaries.
  • On or before April 1 of each year, submit a report outlining the weight or volume of materials that were recycled by municipal and county recycling programs in the preceding calendar year.

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