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ATTENTION: Township Residents

Due to the health concerns of COVID-19, the Township office is closed. All meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Any other questions/concerns, please call and leave a message at the Township Office 570-897-6127 and we will contact you as soon as we can.


Tuscarora is opening its doors to serve the First-Responders and Medical Professionals who need to be in quarantine during the COVID-19 crisis. If you are a First-Responder or Medical Professional and need to be quarantined or need to self-impose to protect your family visit Tuscarora.org/covid-inquiry for details. A Tuscarora staff member will reach out to assist you. There will be no cost to First-Responders or Medical Professionals. This outreach is but a small offering in return for your great sacrifices.


As of 3/18/2020, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will only be receiving tax payments via Postal Mail and the Locked Drop Box at the Tax Office. If a receipt is needed, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. If you have any tax questions/concerns, please call Tracy at 610-588-5331 during the hours listed on your tax bill. I will be in the office during those hours. If you need to come to the Tax Office, I will only accept payments from the Tax Office window, which is around the corner.

Thank you & Stay Healthy
– Tracy DeFranco, Tax Collector


We have been receiving several calls regarding the 32 gallon bags. We “prefer” that bags be of 30-32 gallon if not in a cart. The commonly used 13 gallon trash bags are acceptable while place in a container. Grocery bags with trash are the biggest problem and will not be accepted. These tend to break open easily and are a huge cause for wind-blown trash during high winds. I hope this clarifies the many questions that we have received.

As you know, cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are rapidly spreading throughout our area. It has been determined by the CDC that the virus can remain viable for hours to days on a variety of waste materials thrown out to be collected. With that said, Advanced Disposal Services will be requiring that all waste be bagged using 32 gallon trash bags in order to be collected. Loose trash will be left at the curb and not picked up by our company. If residents are using containers, all trash must still be bagged in the container in order to be collected. Loose trash in containers will also not be collected. This process does NOT include recycling. Recycling must remain loose in containers. This process is for the protection of our employees as well as the residents of your municipalities in order to reduce the spread of the virus. Due to the late notification, we will continue to collect all trash that is curbside during the week of March 23 to March 27, 2020. Effective March 30th no loose trash will be accepted. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.