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Cumberland County Developing Permanent Electronics Recycling Center

The Cumberland County Commissioners have approved the development and operation of a permanent electronics recycling center with plans to open this summer.  Earlier this year, the Commissioners selected Sunnking, Inc., Brockport, NY, from amongst four recyclers that submitted proposals to transport and recycle electronics collected by the County.  Unfortunately, none of the proposals were backed by equipment manufacturer funding as Pennsylvania’s electronics recycling law had intended to provide.

As a result, the County will charge customers $.50 per pound of electronics recycled. The fee will offset the County’s costs for collecting, packaging, loading, shipping and recycling electronics and does not generate a profit. Customers will NOT be able to recycle electronics for free. Anyone regardless of place of residence will be able to use the recycling center assuming fees are paid in full.

For more information and to read answers to frequently asked questions, please click here. If you have additional questions regarding the recycling facility, please contact the County’s Recycling and Waste Authority at 717-240-6489.

As more information becomes available,
we will be sure to update this link on the township website.

Centerville Road Closing: June 19-26th

Centerville Road Closing
June 19-26th

A major thoroughfare through the Borough of Newville will be closed from June 19-26, 2017, in order to install a pedestrian underpass on the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail.

Centerville Road, SR 0233, will be closed from 6:00 AM on Monday, June 19th to 6:00 AM on Monday, June 26th. The road will close to allow construction of a pedestrian underpass on the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail near the Big Spring Masonic Lodge. The underpass will allow the trail to eventually extend into neighboring West Pennsboro Township. Detour signs will be posted in advance of the construction zone.

Farhat Construction will be the primary contractor for the project.

Trash Rates Lowered for Seniors & Residents of North Newton Township, FREE disposal still available

Advanced Disposal will continue to be the refuse contractor serving North Newton Township through June 30, 2021 and will provide collection of trash, recyclables and one bulk item per week. Advanced Disposal was awarded the trash contract by Southampton Township, Cumberland County through a competitive bidding process.

In this new contract, rates for full-service customers were lowered from $48.90/quarter to $47.00/quarter, and a new rate for residents 65 and older was added (Senior Citizen rate* of $42.50/quarter).

If you are eligible for the Senior Citizen discount, please call the office at 776-7665 so the rate change can be made.

North Newton Township residents still have the option to dispose of up to 5 30-gallon bags of trash FREE, per week, in addition to disposing of recyclables, by taking them to the Cumberland County Landfill during their normal operating hours (weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and select Saturdays). Call 423-9953 to check Saturday hours to ensure availability. Stop by the scale house and present identification proving residency to obtain a landfill ID card.

For more information on the rates and trash options available, please click here.