Yearly Archives 2016


Trash/Recycling Rate Increase Proposed In 2023 Budget

The proposed 2023 Trash/Recycling Budget currently under consideration by the Township Board of Supervisors includes an increase in the annual rate for trash/recycling collection. The need to increase the rate charged to residents is a result of increases in the contracted cost for collection (12% increase), an increase in tipping fees for waste taken to Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority facilities (18.8% increase) and an increase in tipping fees imposed for recycling materials (15.4%).  These costs are significant factors in determining the fees imposed on residents for collection service.

As a result of the increase costs incurred, the Board of Supervisors is proposing to increase the annual collection fee from the current $230.00 to $250.00, an increase of 8.7%.  The fee will continue to be billed semi-annually ($125.00 each billing).

It should be noted that the Township is in the final year of a three-year contact with the current trash hauler.  Should the Township need to re-bid a collection contract for service starting 2024, residents could see a significant increase in the annual collection fee.  Surrounding communities that have recently bid for collection services are considering annual collection rates in excess of $300.00 to meet the increases in contracted hauler costs.

Residents are reminded that all refuse and recycling rules, regulations and special pick-up services remain the same.

Should you have questions regarding these changes, please feel free to contact the Township Office.


Proposed 2023 Budget Introduced For Public Review

At the regular meeting of the Township Board of Supervisors held on Thursday, November 3, 2022, the Board introduced the proposed 2023 General Fund Budget for public review. In addition budgets for the Township’s Highway Aid Fund and the Trash and Recycling Fund were presented.

The Board of Supervisors anticipate action on the proposed 2023 Budget at the December 1, 2022 meeting of the Board.


Items Being Collected To Help Florida Hurricane Victims

Florida Power & Light Showcases New Category 5-Rated Control Center During Annual Hurricane Drill - Space Coast Daily

An effort is underway to collect items needed by victims of Hurricane Ian.  Items will be collected at the East Donegal Township Building, 190 Rock Point Road today and tomorrow, during regular business hours (8:00 AM- 4:00 PM Thursday and 8:00 AM-Noon Friday).  These items will be transported to Florida this Sunday.

Deadline to drop off items is Friday, October 7th at Noon.

Items Needed Are:

    • Bottled Water
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Blankets
    • Canned Foods (anything that does not spoil or need refrigeration)
    • Juices/Gatorade/Powerade
    • Personal Hygiene Products (i.e., deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoos, etc.)
    • Batteries
    • Tarps
    • Pet Food
    • Paper plates, Paper Cups
    • Kitty Litter
    • Trash Bags
    • Coffee, Sugar, Powdered Creamer
    • Storage Bins to Salvage Personal Belongings