Citizen Survey: 2019 Cumberland County Hazard Mitigation Plan

2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Cumberland County Planning Commission, along with all its stakeholders, invites you to participate in the 2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan update. Please provide us with information about disaster preparedness that will help improve public response and identify risk reduction activities. As citizens of Cumberland County, your input is important.

Please take a moment to complete the following survey so that we can determine what you feel are the biggest priorities for future hazard mitigation planning in Cumberland County.

If you would like more information, here is a link to the 2014 Cumberland County Hazard Mitigation Plan:

Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program

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Yellow Dot LogoThis program assists citizens in the “golden hour” of emergency care following a traffic crash when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves. Placing a Yellow Dot decal in your vehicle’s rear window alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure you receive the medical attention you need.

The program is a cooperative effort between PennDOT, the state departments of Health and Aging, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, first responders, and local law enforcement.

 How Can Citizens Participate?

Citizens can either stop by the North Newton Township office at 528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg to pick up a Yellow Dot kit, or complete a participation form online to have PennDOT mail them a Yellow Dot kit. Upon receipt, participants should complete the information section, which includes emergency contact information, medical history, medications, allergies, and doctors. A photo (showing only the head and shoulders) is then taped to the appropriate location inside the booklet. The kit should then be placed in the vehicle’s glove compartment. The Yellow Dot decal is placed in the lower left corner of the participant’s rear windshield, no higher than 3 inches from the bottom.

For large quantities, please contact the PennDOT Sales Store at: or 717-787-6746. Due to the large volume of kit requests, please allow a few weeks for delivery. All requests are given priority based on availability of supplies.

Advanced Disposal Recycling Update

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Advanced Disposal has made a change to their recycling guidelines. Due to recycling restrictions beyond their control, glass will no longer be accepted with your weekly recycling. In addition to glass, the following items are still unable to be recycled. Please throw them out with your regular trash.

  • Styrofoam
  • Rubber hoses or tubing
  • Take Out Food Containers (Styrofoam or plastic)
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Plastic grocery bags

Notices of non-compliance will be given for the first several weeks before loads will be rejected. Advanced Disposal will try to be as lenient as possible before they begin to reject.

To help you better understand the recycling crisis, please click here to read an article posted on the Cumberland County website focusing on the recycling challenges being faced by U.S. communities. Click here for a list of what can be recycled.

Thank you for your cooperation!