Ms. Secreet is very busy but always returns phone calls, so please leave a message.
Please note that she does not handle complaints about cats.
|Emergency Management||Gary Farner|
Visit the Mt. Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Department website.
For street light outages or issues please contact:
|Waste Management||1-800-866-4460||Thursdays or Fridays depending on your area, check with Waste Management upon your enrollment.|
Chapter 168 of the Mount Pleasant Township’s Codification of Ordinances requires all residents to dispose of their waste with the municipalities contracted hauler.
Pertinent Information: A 10% senior citizen discount will be provided for residents age 62 and older with required proof of age. Please contact Waste Management upon receipt of your bill to make discount arrangements.
Reminders: Waste Management handles all of the billing and collection services and is available by phone to handle all questions and/or concerns.
Providing Waste and Recycling Service in Winter Weather
FAQs and Tips
Common factors that may lead a driver to be unable to service your location during inclement weather:
- Steep hill or winding road that may be difficult to navigate during snowy or icy condition’s,
- Poor visibility due to snow/high winds.
- No Place to turn around due to areas not being plowed.
- Your trash may have been placed on or behind a snow mound and may have been inaccessible to the driver/helper to safely reach.
- In the event of a State of Emergency being issued.
FAQs and Tips:
Q. “My road was plowed and I was able to drive down my road to go to work. I don’t understand why your driver didn’t drive down my street.”
A. As stated earlier, our drivers have been empowered to make decisions regarding the safe operation of their vehicle. Our vehicles are much larger and heavier than a passenger vehicle and do not handle in the same manner. One of our normal full size collection trucks can weigh over 40,000 pounds when empty and over 70,000 pounds when fully loaded. In comparison, the average passenger vehicle weighs about 4,000 pounds.
Q. “Why can’t Waste Management use 4-wheel drive vehicles to provide service during the winter months?”
A. During inclement weather, there may be thousands of customers affected. It is not possible or practical for us to be able to service everyone in this manner.
Q. “Our driver usually arrives before daylight. During the winter, he doesn’t come until much later. Why isn’t the pickup time consistent?”
A. Our vehicles are slowed by poor road conditions just as passenger vehicles. In addition, it can take our employees longer to service customers during bad weather. They must use extra caution while getting on and off the truck, while walking on icy surfaces or through deep snow to retrieve waste materials just as you might when you go to your mailbox or to retrieve your newspaper.
Q. What are some things I can do in order to help Waste Management during the winter months?
A. There are several things listed below that you can do to help us service you better during inclement weather.
- Make Sure we have your current phone number and email address. That will help us notify you of any delays or cancellations.
- Visit www.wm.com/weather-alerk/index.jsp to see if there are any delays or cancellations in your area, it may be a good idea to bookmark the site for easy accessibility
- Allow extra time for our drivers to arrive at your location before contacting our office
- Please allow clear access to your container
- Do not plow snow in front of your container
- Make sure your trash bags/cans are visible and easily accessible by our driver
- Please keep in mind that white bags are hard for our drivers to see on snow-covered ground or in snowy conditions
- If your container is placed in an enclosure, please ensure the gate area is free and clear of snow and ice so gates can fully open, providing adequate access
- If you have a driveway or parking lot that leads to your container, please try to keep them salted at all times
- Please understand that our vehicles are different from yours and do not handle the same in snow or icy conditions. Our drivers make everyone’s safety their number 1 priority, so sometimes they must decide not to service a particular road to protect everyone from potential injury or property damage.
We are always available to assist you with any comments, concerns or inquiries you may have regarding your service. Please feel free to contact our Customer Service Department at (800) 866-4460.
“We are sorry to say that the recycle containers at the municipal building are being removed due to the continuous contamination of the containers. This is the mess someone left for us today. The containers were for recyclables only; however, people were dumping their contaminated garbage in these containers continuously, the actual recyclables then could not be recycled due to contamination and the township was charged $536.00 each time this occurred. We apologize to those of you who used these containers to do your part for the environment.”
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
|Working Foreman||Michael Maga||Hired|
The Mount Pleasant Township Department of Public Works is responsible for the management and supervision of all activities relating to Township owned street maintenance, sign maintenance, storm sewers, parks and facility maintenance, building and grounds maintenance and snow removal.
Income Tax & Local Services Tax Collector
The county wide earned income tax and local services tax collector for the township is:
Keystone Collections Group
546 Wendel Road
Irwin, PA 15642
1-866-539-1100 (Residents and taxpayers)
Employers who have questions regarding registration of their business, please call the Employer Help Line at 1-888-328-0558.
For questions regarding Pennsylvania Act 32, please go to the Washington County Tax Collection District website at www.wctcd.org
Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline dedicated exclusively for taxpayer inquiries 1-888-328-0565
Mount Pleasant Township Real Estate Tax Collector
|Tax Collector||Jamie L. Torboli||2023|
|Zoning Officer||William Clarkin||Hired|
|Building Code Official||K2 Engineering||Appointed|
|Building Code Inspector||Frank Monack||Appointed|
In 2004 the township adopted the Universal Construction Code for all new construction. A building permit and inspections are required for all new construction, including renovations, remodeling, and additions. Certain renovations and remodeling are exempt, but it is best to contact the Mount Pleasant Township Zoning Officer before beginning any construction project.
Before demolition of any building is started, a demolition permit must be issued. Upon issuance of a demolition permit, the county is notified and at some point the county will remove the building from the tax roles thereby reducing the taxes on the property. Note that burning of construction debris is prohibited by DEP regulations and by township ordinance.
Mobile Home Removal Permit
A permit is needed to remove a mobile home. The County will be notified so that the tax roles can be adjusted.
Zoning Permits and Building Permits are commonly confused. Zoning Permits are generally issued for construction of unattached garages, gazebos, storage sheds, agricultural buildings and the like. These most often do not require inspections, but the dimensional set back distances must be checked to assure that the structure is properly placed from property lines.
Certain types of signs are prohibited and others are permitted. Some signs are exempt, such as political signs, and certain types of real-estate signs. Before erecting any sign, check with the Zoning Officer. Check Chapter 200-39 of the township zoning ordinance which can found under “forms and ordinances” and click on view e-code.
Mount Pleasant Township is a member of the Washington County Sewage Council. All on-lot septic issues are handled by the WCSC according to DEP regulations.
Contact the WCSC concerning all on-lot sewage system new installation or repairs of a malfunctioning system. A sewage permit must be obtained prior to the issuance of a building permit.
The WCSC must issue a “site suitable” letter for all lots of any newly created subdivisions and can assist in the preparation of the Sewage Planning Module required by the DEP.
Washington County Sewage Council – Located in Room 2 of the South Strabane Township Municipal Building.
Thomas F. Wright, Chairman
550 Washington Road, Washington, PA 15301
724-223-0504 | wcsewagecouncil.com