Paxtang Borough Services

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Additional information concerning Borough Services can be found by visiting the department specific links below

Paxtang Police Department
Police Department

Non emergency: 717-564-2550


Police Service for the Borough of Paxtang is provided through an agreement with Swatara Township. Use the button above to visit the official Swatara Police Department Site.
2020 Annual Report
Paxtang Fire Company

Fire Department

Non emergency: 717-564-0520


Fire Police

Paxtang Fire Company Number 1 is a completely volunteer force which serves Paxtang and our surrounding communities.

Waste Pickup
UTILITIES/Contracted Services
WATER - Service arrangements can be made directly with SUEZ  
Click here for UPDATES on Suez work projects in the area. 
Trash/Recycling/Sewer Services are paid with Property Taxes, and managed through the borough.  
SOLID WASTE - Harrisburg City Department of Public Works (Curbside Trash/Recycling) 
SEWER - Capital Region Water

Parks & Recreation

Proud participant of Young Lungs at Play since 2014

Please contact the Borough Office to request use of Saussaman Park.
Click below for:
Rental Rules and Regulations of Saussaman Park

Trash / Recycling



We ask all garbage be placed in a bag and inside your issued trash container with the lid closed. All accepted recycle materials (Plastic bottles and jugs, Aluminum and Steel cans, Clean and dry newspaper, dry and flattened/no food contact cardboard, food/beverage cartons and glass bottles and jars without caps) can be placed in your issued recycling container. 

Please place at your designated trash pickup area on Wednesday evening and the empty containers removed from the curbside or alley designated area within 24 hours of trash/recycling pickup

One set of trash & recycling containers is issued per residential unit, per annual solid waste fee.  Containers have printed bar codes/identification which are assigned to the specific residence.   After the originally issued set of trash and recycling containers, one additional trash container may be purchased (total permitted toter capacity for trash, per residential unit, is up to 130 gallons). 

Examples of TRASH receptacle options for your annual curbside solid waste/recycling service fee:

Each residential unit may use one of the following Paxtang Borough logo imprinted toter options: 

-- one 95 gallon toter, or

--one or two 65 gallon toters (2nd one is purchased), or

-- one or two 35 gallon toters (if adding a 35 gallon - it would be purchased)

The Woodsy Waste (yard waste - hedges and shrub trimming, weeds, dead plants and vines).  Please note "tree branches" may be collected if less than 4" diameter and 4 feet in length bundled.  (Anything larger would need special arrangements made for an additional cost.) Yard Waste should be placed in a brown paper yard waste bag and placed out for separate pick up to be property disposed of at a compost facility.   The paper yard waste bag contains the contents to transport in a special truck to the compost facility, however decomposes with the organic materials.  


Trash and Recycling questions/requests: 

(717) 695-9716 or at

Click links below for additional information:

Dauphin County Recycling Center

           ​Schedule of fees/items collected.

Curbside Recycling includes

Plastic (Bottles and jugs)

Cans (Aluminum and steel)

Newspaper (Clean and dry)

Cardboard (Dry and flattened/no food contact)


Glass bottles and jars without caps

FAQ Trash/Recycling Curbside Collection

What to do with Grass Clippings?

Note: Grass clippings are not accepted at the Municipal Compost Facilities. 

Contracted Services: Harrisburg City Sanitation

Division of Sanitation | City of Harrisburg (

2021 Calendar for Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste Removal with helpful Tips 

 Property Tax Collection

F. Joseph Spackman

Paxtang Borough Tax Collector


3408 Rutherford Street

Harrisburg, PA  17111

Tax Collector Hours:

 Second and Last Wednesdays 3 to 6 pm

      & by appt.  Closed Holidays.



Tax Collection

--Property Tax Payments (which includes Solid Waste and Sewer Fees) are received by Joe Spackman, Tax Collector, at 3408 Rutherford Street in Paxtang Borough.

--Central Dauphin School District Taxes are also handled by the Borough Tax Collector, Joe Spackman.  



--Earned Income Taxes, 

--Local Service Taxes, and

--Business Privilege Taxes, for Paxtang Borough businesses and rentals, are handled directly with Keystone Collections Group.    

NOTE: the $50 Business Privilege License Fee is paid with the taxes by April 15th (mailed to current license holders by early March).  All forms and payments are sent to Keystone Collections Group.   Phone (724) 978-0300



Application For a  NEW Business (Rentals included) Privilege LICENSE

SUBMIT NEW License ONLY Application to:

Paxtang Borough, 3423 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA  17111

Prospective Purchasers/New Business: Click here for Zoning information.


will be mailed to the business owners by March.  This must be completed for all businesses or Rentals. 

**Borough Ordinance indicates there shall be no tax if the whole or gross volume of business transacted is less than $10,000, however, you must still complete the form    

License Payment must be submitted with or without** tax payment by April 15.  Please contact the Borough office 717-564-4770, if you do not receive your 2021 renewal mailing by March 15th. 

RENTAL UNITS, are a "business" and require a Business Privilege License and filing of Business Privilege Taxes.  Additionally, when purchasing a rental unit or business, a Zoning Application would be required under "Change of Ownership and/or Change or Use".


Status of Occupancy Report 

Required information kept on record in the Borough Office


Borough Office


Facility Rentals

2021 Back to School - Central Dauphin School District Vaccination Clinic August 14


Please contact the borough Secretary to request/schedule use of the Borough Building Gymnasium.


Gymnasium Rental Rules and Regulations  (Click here)

Public Transit

Highway Department

Planned microsurfacting or large street repair projects will be posted and notification to residents will be given through the automated phone Alert system prior to the project start date. 
Fall leaf pickup schedule and street cleaning will be in the borough newsletter (a copy can be found under NEWS/Streets.
Green Waste Recycling