Recycling & Waste

November 30, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

Our office hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm, with limited staff. In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 we encourage you to utilize the phone or email whenever possible.  

Face Masks are required in all Cumberland County Government Buildings. Remember to social distance when entering the building. Hand sanitizer stations are available in all buildings.


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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Residential Recycling & Disposal Guide

Not sure what to do with a certain item?  Check out our Recycling & Disposal Guide: A to Z for recycling and disposal options.
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