Recycling & Waste

May 2021 - COVID-19 Update

Effective Monday, May 10, 2021, the public will once again be able to enter all county buildings without first needing to make an appointment.  All Cumberland County government facilities will continue to adhere to PA Department of Health and CDC guidelines. This includes social distancing, wearing a mask, and utilizing the hand sanitizing stations located within the county facilities. All areas will be sanitized, as our facilities management team has done since the pandemic began.


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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