Labor Day Trash/Recycling Schedule

Reminder - For trash/recycling for Labor Day week - Tuesday is delayed until Wednesday for north of Bainbridge Road & Wednesday is delayed until Thursday for south of Bainbridge Road.

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.

Road Closure for Bridge Work

Stonemill Drive will be closed from Bossler Road to Miller Road from Monday, July 8 through Thursday, October 31, 2019 for the replacement of the Lancaster County owned bridge over the Conoy Creek. Please reference the map (click here) for project location and the official detour route.

Residents living on this section of Stonemill Drive will still be able to access their properties from either Bossler (those located west of the bridge) or Miller Roads (those located east of the bridge). Police, Fire & EMS will also still have access to all properties in a similar manner.

If your daily travels take you through this area, please find an alternate route.


As some of you may already know, Lancaster County is under quarantine for control of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species from Southeast Asia. Please visit the Penn State Extension website for more info. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors who may not have access to the internet.

Helpful Links:  
Spotted Lanternfly Management for Homeowners
What to do if you find spotted lanternfly
How to eliminate spotted lanternfly adults

Township Alert System

West Donegal Township has implemented a cellular, text-based alert system for residents of the township. This system is similar to what the Elizabethtown Area School District, other organizations and municipalities use to inform residents of late breaking and emergency information.

If you are interested in joining this system, please text “YES” to (208) 252-4718 from your cellular device. Additional message and data rates may apply. West Donegal Township is not liable for any additional charges you may incur from your cellular service provider for messages received from this system.