Washington Township Contact Information
Phone: 717-362-3191

Fax: 717-362-4110

USE THE EMAIL ADDRESS OF: washingtontownship@wtwp.org
Census Hiring Individuals to Collect Census Data
The dicentennial census is a constitutional mandate to count everyone where they live in the United States every ten years. Census Day is April 1, 2020. The data collected determines the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. It is also used to distribute billions of dollars of federal funds to local communities. For the 2020 Census every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone. The online option will begin on March 13, 2020. The census is hiring thousands of individuals from every community to assist in getting a complete and accurate count. These are temporary, full, or part-time jobs as census takers, going out in the community where they live to collect census data. Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs or call 855-JOB-2020.
On-Lot Disposal Sewage System Maintenance Program
The Washington Township Code of Ordinances (Chapter 18, Part 4, On Lot Subsurface Sewage Disposal Facilities,§18-407 Maintenance) requires each on lot sewage disposal system located in Washington Township, be pumped out by a qualified pumper/hauler one time every (5) five years.
Washington Township has prescribed the on lot sewage disposal system(septic tank)pumping schedule as follows:

Year 2019- Property Parcel No. 9,19,20

Year 2020- Property Parcel No. 8, 11,12,18

Year 2021- Property Parcel No. 7, 10

Year 2022- Property Parcel No. 5,13,14,15,17,21,22

Year 2023- Property Parcel No. 1,2,3,4,6

To determine the year a properties on lot sewage disposal system is designated to be pumped out, look at the address label on the township newsletter or your property tax notice. Match the middle number of the property parcel number with the scheduled list above. Example: 66-009-100 (designated for pumping in 2019)
Property Owner Responsibility:

Contact a DEP certified pumper/hauler to schedule the pump out of the on lot sewage disposal system.

Obtain a pumping receipt (bill) from your pumper/hauler that includes a statement from the pumper/hauler that the baffles in the on lot sewage disposal system have been inspected and found to be in good working order.

Provide a copy of the pumping receipt (bill) to the township by December 31, 2019.

The copy can be mailed, brought to the township office, deposited in the silver drop box located at the front entrance of the township building, or e-mail a copy to: washingtontownship@wtwp.org.

For those property owners who schedule the pump out of their on lot sewage disposal system more frequently than the five-year pumping requirement, kindly be reminded to provide the township with a copy of the pumping receipt (bill), at least one time every five years, so records do not reflect your pump out is over the (5) five-year pumping requirement.

Any questions concerning on lot sewage disposal systems should be directed to the Township’s Sewage Enforcement Officer, Brian McFeaters at 717.813.6492.
Yard Waste Collection Center Hours
YARD WASTE ACCEPTED FOR DISPOSAL: Grass; Flower & Shrub Clippings; Shrubs; Leaves; Tree Limbs up to 6 inches in diameter. Christmas Trees as long as all tinsel and decorations are removed from the tree.



SATURDAY: Second and Fourth Saturday each month: 9AM - 12 Noon.

CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS: New Years Day; Good Friday; Memorial Day; July 4th; Labor Day; Columbus Day; Veterans Day; Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after; Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day .

The Yard Waste Center is funded by Washington Township Taxpayers and is intended only for the use of Washington Township properties to dispose of their yard waste.

All bags and containers holding yard waste must be removed from township premises.

Washington Township will not accept yard waste from commercial landscapers, mowers, or tree trimmers.

Township personnel have the right to reject yard waste not acceptable for disposal.

Satellite Electronic Collection Sites In Upper Dauphin County
Dauphin County Solid Waste Management and Recycling has established the residential collection of electronics at the following locations in Upper Dauphin County.
Upper Paxton Township Building, 506 Berrysburg Road, Millersburg, the second Saturday each month 9AM-Noon.
The Williams Township Municipal Building, 1 Orange Street, Williamstown, Wednesdays 9AM - Noon. It is recommended to contact the Williamstown office at 717.647.4877 to confirm electronics are being accepted on the Wednesday you plan to drop off.
The list of accepted electronics include:
Central Processing Units (Desktop/Tower Computers)
Computer Keyboards
Computer Mouse
Computer Monitors (All types)
Cable or Satellite Boxes
Cords and Cables
Microwave Ovens
Gaming Systems (Play Stations/Xbox).
All other electronics must be brought to the Dauphin County Recycling Center in Harrisburg.

Board Vacancies
The Township Supervisors are looking for township residents to appoint to the following boards:

Zoning Hearing (term expires Dec 2020)
Alternate Zoning Hearing Member (term expires Dec 2021)

Recreation (term expires Dec 2021)

Elected Auditor (term expires Dec 2019)

Township residents interested in serving on any of these boards can apply by printing a Board Vacancy Application available on the township website. Click on Permits, Applications, Board Vacancy Application, or you can contact the township office to obtain an application. Any questions, residents are encouraged to contact the township office or any township supervisor.
Keystone Collections Group (Local Earned Income Tax)
Keystone Collections Group has a phone line dedicated exclusively to taxpayer inquiries. If you have any questions regarding local tax filing, call Keystone's Taxpayer Hotline at 1-888-328-0565. Keystone also accepts online inquiries 24/7. Visit their website at www.KeystoneCollects.com 'Contact Us'.
EAA-Sewer/Water Rules, Rates and Regulations
To view the Elizabethville Area Sewer/Water Rules, Rates and Regulations, click on Twp Info; Scroll down and click on Miscellaneous.
Washington Township's population count has increased by 221 since the 2000 census count was conducted. To review the census count of all municipalities and boroughs in Dauphin County go to Twp Info.; Miscellaneous; 2010 Census Count
What can you do with your household hazardous waste. Dauphin County is offering free (one time a year) to Dauphin County residents a curbside program to dispose of hazardous waste. To schedule a free curbside pickup just call 1-800-449-7587.
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