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 in summer 2017.  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. Acceptable materials include:

  • Televisions
  • Computers & Accessories
  • Mobile Devices
  • Entertainment Equipment
  • Office Equipment
  • Data Center Equipment
  • Cable Equipment

The facility will be located on County property off Claremont Road in Carlisle.  The current plan is for the facility to be open two days per week and at least two Saturdays per month to start with hours running from late afternoon to early evening during the week and during the morning on the selected Saturdays. Final operating hours and procedures will be announced as the site nears opening.  In the meantime, County personnel are busy making the necessary infrastructure improvements to operate such a facility, including renovating an old storage building and installing a portable office trailer and computerized scale system, as well as developing the site’s operational procedures.

While the County’s recycling facility will provide a stop gap measure to address the electronics recycling issue, a comprehensive electronics legislative solution is still needed. The County has been working with its General Assembly delegation to identify the shortfalls of the existing legislation and develop long term sustainable electronics recycling solutions. If you have 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.

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.