Republic Services will be starting collection one hour early in anticipation of the high temperatures and extreme heat next week (July 15 & 16). Please make arrangement to have your trash and recycling out the night before your collection day.


Our major Summer 2024 roadwork project is set to begin in earnest on July 22nd, weather permitting. Some prep work may occur on July 19th.

This year's repaving project will occur in the eastern half of Rheems (see map below). Residents in this area should expect paving crews to be in their neighborhoods for a week to 10 days. This work is very weather dependent so residents should be prepared for the project start/timeline to shift in the event of rain.

Residents should follow all contractor directions and requests and should remove all vehicles from the street during the course of the project.

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 weekly deadline for the purchase of red tags for oversized item disposal is Thursday, July 18th, for items to be picked up with your regular trash during the following week. 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

This week

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Next Week and beyond

  • The Ultra-thin Bonded Wearing Course paving project for the eastern half of Rheems, is set to begin on July 22nd.

Click here to view the complete Township Calendar.


Effective immediately and until further notice, the West Donegal Township Zoning Office will be operating on a reduced schedule. The zoning office will be open for walk-in business on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. All other business will be by appointment only. These restrictions are required to address a staffing issue in the department. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please bear with us while we work towards correcting the staffing issue and returning to a full schedule of operation.

Please contact the Township Manager John Yoder with any questions.