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 Lancaster County, West Donegal Township comprises an area of 15.6 square miles in land size.

Governed by a five member Board of Supervisors the 2010 census indicates the Township has 8260 residents. The Township is part of the Elizabethtown Area School District with the Rheems Elementary School located in the Township. Located between Harrisburg and Lancaster, West Donegal Township provides residents employment and recreation opportunities with additional amenities in the larger cities. For more information about the Township click here.

Update - Yard Waste

Please note a revision from what is published in the newsletter and from what has been done the past few years.

For this year, there will be charge of $1.00 for a pack of 5 Kraft yard waste bags. Those of you who have a few bags leftover from last year may use them. Beginning the week of March 19th, residents who come into the Township office for the Kraft bags will be required to purchase them.Yard waste/woody waste pick up will begin April 10 & 11 (depending on which day your trash/recycling is picked up) and all bags & bundled woody waste should be placed curbside with your trash & recycling. Yard waste/woody waste pick up is every two weeks. Check the calendar on the website for the pick up dates.

We do remind everyone that grass clippings are NOT yard waste and to mulch all that you can and leave it on the ground.

Thank you for your cooperation. As costs associated with trash/recycling continue to increase, we continue to try to keep costs to a minimum while recycling all we can.

Part-Time Employment Opening

The West Donegal Township Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for a part-time summer employee to work with the Road Department. Duties may include mowing, traffic control, pipe installation, road repairs, etc.

Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's license. The Township reserves the right to require drug screening test and/or a physical fitness evaluation.

Personal protection equipment (hardhats, safety glasses & vests) as well as logo T-shirts and sweatshirts will be provided.

For an application click here or one can be picked up at the West Donegal Township Municipal Building at One Municipal Drive, Elizabethtown. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm on May 4th. Call 717.367.7178 with any questions.

West Donegal Township is an EOE.