Weekly Curbside Trash & Recycling Pickup Includes:

  • 3 BAGS/CONTAINERS OF TRASH, each weighing no more than 30 lbs.; extra bags only with a yellow tag @ $1.25 each
  • UNLIMITED RECYCLING must follow the new guidelines.
  • OVERSIZED ITEMS – up to 2 per week – with a red tag @ $4.00 each

2024 Trash & Recycling Fees:  $155.00 for 6 months (billed December 1st and June 1st)

  • ANNUAL PREPAY DISCOUNT of $10.00 available only in the December 1st billing.
  • SENIOR DISCOUNT available to those 75 years or older: $170.00 for the year

Extra Services

  • WOODY YARD WASTE COLLECTION (15 pickup dates – April – October) – up to 20 bags/bundles per pick up. Please follow schedule for dates and NO GRASS CLIPPINGS!!!
  • LEAF COLLECTION (4 pickup dates November & December) – Leaves only for these pickups.

The Township provides the brown Kraft Bags and Recycling Bins free of charge!

  • Christmas Tree Pickup – one day each January.
  • White Goods Disposal and Tires Collection Schedule– 2 pickups per year (Spring & Fall) – white goods tags ($12.00 each); tire tags ($3.00 each – limit of 10 per property)

Other Trash & Recycling Information

  • Policies & Procedures
  • Past Due Account Collection Procedure
  • LCSWMA Resident’s Guide to Recycling & Waste Disposal
  • Corrugated Cardboard dumpster – Cardboard is recyclable curbside, or you may bring in to the Mount Joy Township Building and use the large drop-off container. Either way, cardboard must be flattened.  No packing materials of any kind.
  • Cell phone recycling program: Bring in your old obsolete cell phones and place them in the designated recycling bin inside the Township Municipal Building. All phones charges and accessories are accepted.
  • Covered Device Recycling Act / Household Hazardous Waste: On January 25, 2013 the “covered device” disposal plan was implemented by the state.  No hauler is allowed to pick up and dispose of any “covered devices”.  These items must be taken down to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority located at 1299 Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster.
  • Commercial Recycling: Mandatory!  Mount Joy Township enacted an ordinance effective October 1, 2000 that mandates Commercial, Industrial and Institutional waste generators located in the Township to implement recycling of certain materials.
  • Zeager Brothers (4000 E. Harrisburg Pike/Route 230) accepts leaves free of charge and brush/woody yard waste for a fee per their fee schedule.
  • Paper Recycling is available at the City of Lancaster Recycling Center (850 New Holland Ave., Lancaster). The Hershey Ronald McDonald House (745 W Governor Rd, Hershey) also has a glossy paper/magazine bin available.

Dates for Trash & Recycling Special Pickup and Holiday Schedule – 2024

Should you have any questions concerning the Trash & Recycling Program, please call the Township office at 717-367-8917 or e-mail Cristy Becker at Cristy@mtjoytwp.org.

Paying Your Bill

You can pay your Trash & Recycling bill via MuniciPAY using:

  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express (service fee will apply, see below)
  • Electronic Check Payments (service fee will apply, see below)

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Online Credit Card Payments

Now you can pay your Trash & Recycling Bill from the comfort of your home or office by using our online payment service. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Visa. A per transaction service fee of 2.65% or $1.50 minimum will be charged by the payment processing company for this service.

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Electronic Check Payments

Mount Joy Township now accepts electronic check payments using our online payment service. Payments will be charged to your checking or savings account at your bank. You will need your 9-digit routing number, as well as your account number from your personal checks (see example below). A per transaction service fee of $1.50 will be charged by the payment processing company for this service.

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IMPORTANT: When Payment Options appears, click on the “Switch to Pay with Check” link and then continue entering your information.

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