DEP Public Meeting re: Community Refuse Service – August 21st


The Department of Environmental Protection will host a public meeting to answer questions from the public regarding the Community Refuse Service, LLC’s Major Permit Modification Application to increase the average daily volume at the Cumberland County Landfill located in Hopewell and North Newton Townships, Cumberland County. The meeting will be held August 21, 2018 at the North Newton Township Building, 528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg, PA and will begin at 6 pm.

The application is for an increase in the average daily volume from the currently permitted 2500 tons per day to 2950 tons per day. The increase, if granted, would not add additional capacity to the landfill. During the meeting, company officials and DEP staff will answer questions from the public regarding the application and the application review process.

Citizens who require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodations should contact John Repetz at 717-705-4904 or the Pennsylvania AT&T relay service at 1-800-654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how the department may accommodate their needs.

A copy of permit application can be viewed at DEP’s Southcentral Regional Office located at 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, 17110, Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Please call 717-705-4732 to make an appointment.

Poison Hemlock Educational Session – July 25th

Poison Hemlock

Poison hemlock has been showing up throughout the County this spring and summer. All parts of the plant, especially the seeds, are extremely poisonous, even causing death to humans and livestock. A single poison hemlock plant can produce over 30,000 seeds, rapidly taking over vast areas of a landscape. Residents and farmers alike have been increasingly concerned about identifying and stopping the spread of this dangerous weed.

In response to this issue, Cumberland and Franklin Counties are combining forces to host, Trilby Libhart, State Botanist and Interim Invasive Species Council Coordinator, for an educational session on identifying, destroying, and preventing poison hemlock.

The session will be held on July 25, 2018 from 9AM to Noon at the Shippensburg Firefighters Activity Center. Government agencies, nonprofit organizations, farmers, residents and any other interested stakeholders are invited to attend this free event. To register your attendance, please RSVP by July 20th to Sheila Koser at (717) 776-7665.

July 25, 2018
9AM to Noon
Shippensburg Firefighters Activity Center
33 West Orange Street, Shippensburg, PA

Calling All Township Historians – Photos Wanted


The Park Board is accepting quality copies of historical photographs of township events and locations for inclusion in a collage to be featured in the Park Community Room. Please help preserve North Newton Township’s history and submit your photos by September 21, 2018 to the Township Administrative Office (528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg).

Photos submitted cannot be returned, so please only submit copies. Space is limited and inclusion is not guaranteed. 

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event – August 18th

Cumberland County
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

August 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cumberland County Service Center
310 Allen Road
Carlisle, PA  17013

Event workers will unload your materials, so please remain in your vehicles.


  • Pesticides, Insecticides, Herbicides, Fertilizers
  • Oil-Based Paints, Stains, Varnishes, Sealers
  • Oil-Based Paint Cleaners, Thinners, Removers
  • Adhesives, Glues, Epoxies, Caulking, Sealants
  • Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, Kerosene
  • Antifreeze, Car Care Products
  • Lubricating Sprays
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Drain Cleaners, Degreasers, Oven Cleaners
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Propane Cylinders (up to 20 pounds)
  • Hydrochloric Acid, Sulfuric Acid, and Other Acids
  • Mercury, Mercury Containing Devices
  • Fluorescent Light Tubes and Bulbs
  • Automotive Batteries


  • Motor Oil
  • Latex (Water-Based) Paint and Paint-Related Products
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Household Alkaline Batteries
  • Chemically Treated Lumber
  • Biological Waste
  • Construction and Demolition Debris
  • Bags of Cement / Mortar
  • Medications
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Electronics
  • Asbestos
  • Tires
  • Used Absorbent Material (i.e. Oil-Dri)
  • Cold Patch
  • Household Trash

For additional information, please click here to be directed to Cumberland County’s website.

Cumberland County Electronics Recycling Center is Now Open

 Cumberland County Electronics Recycling Center
Is Now Open

Cumberland County has established an Electronics Recycling Center at 1001 Claremont Road, Carlisle. The cash fee for all accepted electronics is $0.50/pound. There will be a 1.5% convenience fee for debit card users and a 2.5% convenience fee for credit card users. The minimum debit and credit card convenience fee is $2.50. Sorry, checks are not accepted. The fee offsets the County’s costs for collecting, packaging, loading, shipping and recycling electronics and does not generate a profit. Anyone, regardless of place of residence, is 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.