Public Works

West Hanover Township’s Public Works Department is comprised of the Public Works Director (appointed by the Board of Supervisors) and a professional staff of public works employees engaged in a variety of services to the township.

Services provided (but not limited to) include:

  • Maintaining/running the Compost Center
  • Snow Removal
  • Storm Water Management
  • Street/Right-of-Way Mowing & Trimming
  • Street Maintenance – Pot holes & Patching
  • Street Sweeping
  • Street Paving

Compost Facility

The compost facility is located at the public works building at 402 N Fairville Avenue, and opens the last Saturday in March. The Compost Facility is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 AM until 3 PM.

A permit is required for use of the Compost Facility. Season Permits are $30 and additional stickers for second vehicles are $5. Day Permits are $10 and allow use of the Compost Facility for one day.

Residents are required to show proof of residency to purchase a Permit. Permits may be purchased at the Township Municipal Building, 7171 Allentown Boulevard, Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM until 4:30 PM. If you are unable to visit the Municipal Building during office hours, an application for a Compost Facility Permit can be mailed to you. Permit applications may be requested by calling the Township office at 717-652-4841 or they can be submitted here.

Compostable Material Accepted:

  • Leaves
  • Weeds
  • Branches (less than 6” diameter, no longer than 4”)
  • Yard waste

Recyclable Materials Accepted:

  • Used motor oil
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL)
  • (No permit required to drop off used oil or CFL’s)

Unacceptable Compost Material:

  • Stumps, grass clippings, garbage, railroad ties
  • Landscaping timbers, treated lumber, any concrete material
  • No contractors will be permitted to use the facility―Residents only
  • No construction waste