Welcome to West Donegal Township

Settled in 1719 and incorporated in 1838, West Donegal Township is named after County Donegal in Ireland. Located west and south of Elizabethtown, in northwest Lancaster County, West Donegal Township has approximately 9,000 residents and covers an area of 15.6 square miles. For more information about the Township click here.

Happening This Week and Beyond

The Zoning Hearing Board will meet on February 1, 2023 at 6:30 pm to hear a petition regarding 1866 Harrisburg Ave. Additional information can be found on our Public Notices page.

The weekly deadline for the purchase of red tags for oversized item disposal is Thursday, February 2nd. for items to be picked up with your regular trash during the week of February 6th. Disposal of an oversized item requires a red tag which are $4 each and can only be purchased at the township office, Mon-Fri from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm each day.

The Planning Commission will meet on February 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm for their annual re-organizational meeting and to review any active submissions. The agenda for this meeting will be posted to our public documents website when it has been finalized for publication.

The Board of Supervisors will meet on February 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm for their regular monthly meeting. The agenda for this meeting will be posted to our public documents website when it has been finalized for publication.

Trash Service Updates for 2023

  • Red tag use. If you want to use a red tag for a large item, you must notify the township office regarding your address and the item to be picked up by the Thursday before your requested pickup day. Red tags can be purchased at the township office for $4 ea.
  • Old Trash & Recycling Bins: Many have asked what they can do with their old trash and recycling bins. While we would encourage you to try and repurpose these containers if possible, we now have official word from Republic on disposal procedures. If you want to dispose of these items, please clearly mark them as "trash" with a sign and place them curbside with your regular trash. Republic will pick them up.
  • Properties that were previously serviced on Wednesday will now be serviced on Monday. Tuesday service remains unchanged. Click here to view a map of the updated pickup areas.
  • Don't worry if you have not yet received your bins from Republic. If they have not arrived by your designated pickup just put your trash out as you did for the previous hauler and Republic will pick it up.
  • Trash and recycling will be picked up by separate trucks. Republic does not use split-body trucks.