Recycling & Waste

05/21/20 - Cumberland County Government Offices Remain Closed In Yellow Phase; Visitors Need To Make Appointments for Essential County Business

While operating during the Yellow Phase, visitors and employees in our facilities need to wear masks and social distance. Additional hand sanitizing stations have been installed in our buildings, with reminders to follow CDC guidelines. Anyone who has been in contact with individuals with COVID-19, or has symptoms of the virus will not be permitted.

To make an appointment with Planning, Ag Land Preservation and Recycling offices please call 717-240-5362 Monday thru Friday 8:00am – 4:30 pm prior to coming to the building.

04/27/20 - COVID-19 Planning and Recycling Operation Changes

Due to the COVID-19 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.

Please click the link above for specific details.


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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