Snow Storm Delays Trash/Recycling Collection This Week
Due to the snow storm conditions, trash/recycling collection will be delayed by one day this week.
Tuesday collection (February 23rd) will be now be collected on Wednesday (February 24th)
Wednesday collection (February 24th) will now be collected on Thursday (February 25th).
As always, please place trash to be collected curbside the night prior to collection. If windy conditions exist, please do not place recycling out for collection this week.
PennDOT Announces February 22, 2021 Start of Construction on Route 772 Bridge over Donegal Creek
Harrisburg, PA– PennDOT announced today that a bridge replacement project is set to begin on the Route 772 (Anderson Ferry Road) bridge spanning Donegal Creek between Musser Road (Route 4017) and Rock Point Road (T-673) in East Donegal Township, Lancaster County.
The bridge will be closed Monday, February 22, 2021, and is expected to be open to traffic by September 14, 2021. A detour will be in place using Colebrook Road (Route 4046), Donegal Springs Road (Route 4002), Angle Street (Route 4015) and Main Street (Route 230). (CLICK HERE FOR DETOUR MAP)
This bridge is the second of a $2,877,000 two-bridge contract awarded to Susquehanna Valley Construction, Corp., of New Cumberland, PA. A bridge on Route 230 spanning Donegal Creek in Mount Joy Township was completed last year.
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REMINDER: Changes to Township Refuse/Recycling Pickup Start Tuesday, January 5th
On October 20, 2020, the East Donegal Township Board of Supervisors awarded the refuse and recycling collection contract to Republic Services following a competitive bidding process. The change in contracted hauler will be effective January 1, 2021.
However, the change of hauler also means some upcoming changes for residents. Pickup day for refuse/recycling will be changing, and the cost of refuse/recycling service will be increasing.
New Service Days
Refuse/recycling will be picked up on Tuesday or Wednesday based on where you live in the Township. Those living in the Township west of Colebrook Road and Old Colebrook Road will be serviced on Tuesdays. Those living in the Township east of those roadways will be serviced on Wednesdays. (Click on map to view larger version) The residents living on Colebrook Road or Old Colebrook Road will be serviced on Wednesdays.
All refuse/recycling must be placed curbside the night prior to the scheduled pickup.
Although the required competitive bidding process for the selection of a contractor is an effort to secure the best price for the service, the lowest bid received increased the cost for the service over 30%. This increase has resulted in the need to increase the cost to residents. Therefore, effective January 1, 2021, the cost for refuse/recycling collection service will increase to $220.00 (billed $110.00 semi-annually). The cost for tags required for extra refuse, large items and yard waste will remain the same.
It is important to note 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.