FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

To whom do I send my sewer bill?

To whom do I refer questions about on-lot disposal systems / pumping program?

Can I burn leaves or trash within Township limits?

Who can I call for weekly trash removal?

Do we have a recycling program?


Is there a nuisance ordinance?

Who do I call to report road kill?

Who do I contact about Dog Law enforcement?

When do I need a building permit?

 

 

SEWER BILLINGS

Sewer bills must be payable to "Jackson Township."

Commencing July 1, 2012 sewer payments will no longer be accepted at Fulton Bank. They will be accepted at Susquehanna Bank.

Susquehanna Bank
212 West Lincoln Avenue
Myerstown, PA 17067
717-769-4950
Customer Service – 1-800-311-3182

Lobby Hours
Mon 9:00 - 4:00
Tue 9:00 - 4:00
Wed 9:00 - 4:00
Thu 9:00 - 5:00
Fri 9:00 - 6:00
Sat 9:00 - 12:00

Drive-up Hours
Mon 8:00- 5:00
Tue 8:00- 5:00
Wed 8:00- 5:00
Thu 8:00- 6:00
Fri 8:00- 6:00
Sat 8:00- 12:00

Please refer any questions to 717.866.4771

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ON-LOT DISPOSAL SYSTEMS / PUMPING

Please refer questions about on-lot disposal systems/pumping to:

Gordon Sheetz
Sewage Enforcement Officer
Lebanon County Planning Department
Phone: 717.274.2801 x2325

Please refer questions about mandatory septic tank pumping to:

Mandy Fidler
Jackson Township
On-lot pumping program – Act 537
E-mail:  zoning@jacksontownship-pa.gov
Phone: 717-866-4771

Click here for a list of approved pumpers.

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TRASH PICKUP

There are various options for you to privately contract with regarding trash pickup. The companies are as follows:

Lebanon Farms Disposal / Phone: 717.949.2363
Trash pickup date is on Monday
Recycle pickup date is every other Monday

TNT / Phone: 717.866.2322
Trash pickup date is on Friday
Recycle pickup date is every other Friday, starting Jan 14, 2011.

Waste Management / Phone: 800.869.5566
Trash pickup days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Recycle pickup date is every other week. (Tue or Wed)

Warren Whitman & Sons / Phone: 717.273.3671
Trash pickup date is on Monday
Recycle pickup date is every other Monday

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RECYCLING

Recycling is mandatory in Jackson Township. Recycling containers are available at no cost and can be picked up at the Township Building. Click here for proper recycling procedures.

THERMOFORM PLASTIC RECYCLING COMING TO GLRA's DROP-OFF LOCATED AT 1610 RUSSELL ROAD, LEBANON: On October 1, 2012, we will begin accepting clear PET plastic thermoform containers and packaging marked with the #1 PET recycling symbol at our drop-off center. Clear PET thermoforms include clamshells like those used to package fresh produce, baked goods or deli items; clear cups; trays; tubs, lids, as well as non-food #1 PET display packaging such as that used for toys and small electronics. Just like our other recyclables, customers should remove as much as possible, any excess food, liquids and non-recyclable materials from these items. If there is no number or symbol on it, AS LONG AS IT IS CLEAR, we are being instructed to put it in the bin. See flyer.

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BURNING ORDINANCE

The Burning Ordinance was amended in 2014 to allow the burning of non-recyclable materials. Burning is permitted on residential properties of one or two family dwellings. The amendment prohibits the burning of leaves and yard waste which are recyclable materials and should be used as mulch. Copies of the ordinance or any questions should be directed to the Zoning Officer - 717.866.4771

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NUISANCE ORDINANCE

On 08/16/2004, the Board of Supervisors passed Ordinance 3-2004 Nuisances Ordinances deemed it in the best interest and general welfare of the citizens and the residents of this Township to prohibit the unreasonable, unwarranted, or unlawful use of private or public property which causes injury, damage, hurt, inconvenience, annoyance or discomfort to others in the legitimate enjoyment of their rights of person or property. Included in the Ordinance are:

* Storing or accumulating junk materials.
* Storing or accumulating abandoned or junked motor vehicles.
* Storing or accumulating more than three antique or collector motor vehicles.
* Collection of standing water
* Dangerous structures
* Grass, weeds or other vegetation
* Uncovered well or cistern
* Unsecured excavation
* Defacing of public or private buildings, etc.
* Posting advertisement
* Obstructing street or sidewalks
* Creating health of safety risk
* Creating an unsightly appearance
* Proper operation of vehicles
* Befouling of streets unlawful
* Storage and accumulation of newspaper and other printed materials
* Outdoor lighting

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ROAD KILL

If you would like to report road kill, please use the following guidelines:

If it is on a Township Road call the PA Game Commission - Southeast Region at 610.926.1966 between Monday and Friday, 7:30 am & 4:00 pm.

If it is on a State Road call Penn Dot - Lebanon County at 717.272.6637 anytime, including weekends & holidays.

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DOG LAWS

Questions regarding Dog Law enforcement should be directed to:

Susan West, Director, Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement
2301 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA  17110
(717) 787-4833

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BUILDING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

If you would like to make some changes to your property, in most cases you will need to get a permit at the Township Office. Please visit our Zoning & Planning page for more information.