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What are the rules for putting my garbage cans out?
As a resident of Manheim Township, you are required to have weekly refuse & recycling pickup. Residents are free to choose from any of the registered township haulers. In terms of putting out garbage on the street, below are some guidelines to help you with your disposal needs.

Refuse is collected one time per week and is to be collected on the same day as your recycling.

Containers may not be placed along streets for pickup sooner than 3:00 P.M. on the day before your scheduled pickup.

Containers shall not be left along streets longer than 12 hours after your scheduled day of collection.

Registered township haulers shall pickup refuse between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.

If your scheduled pickup falls on a holiday, please contact your hauler to determine your pickup day. Typically, if your refuse collection day falls on a holiday, then pickup will be delayed by one

If your refuse is missed, please contact your hauler as soon as possible to have your garbage picked up.

Pick up of all "bulk" or oversized refuse items, such as furniture, mattresses, grills, etc., should be arranged through your refuse hauler.

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1. Who do I call if a street light is out on our street?
2. How can I obtain a recycling bin for our home?
3. What are the rules for putting my garbage cans out?
4. How do I sign up for news and alert notifications?
5. When will my street be cleaned?
6. Do you have any tips or guidelines on composting?
7. What do I do if I have brown water?
8. Do I need a permit to re-pave my driveway?
9. Where do I go to file a complaint against my utility company?
10. What is the Township doing to help residents with downed tree branches after storms?
11. Can a property owner discharge a foundation drain/sump pump onto a public street?
12. Why are skunks in our yards and neighborhoods?
13. What are some techniques to use in discouraging skunks in my yard or neighborhood?
14. How do I protect my pet from skunks in our yard and neighborhood?
15. My dog was sprayed by a there a "de-skunking spray" recipe I can use?
16. Do you have any information on the PPL's Transmission Line Vegetation Management program?
17. Why is PPL Inc. cutting trees and vegetation in its easements and rights-of-way?
18. How will I know when PPL Inc. is coming to do work on trees and vegetation in our area?
19. Is PPL Inc. using herbicides when it is maintaining vegetation near its lines and rights-of way?
20. Is PPL Inc. using the same herbicides on land as it does in water?
21. Why does PPL Inc. sometimes leave cut trees in the right of way?
22. Are farmers permitted to grow crops under a PPL Inc. transmission line?
23. What do I need to do to reduce mosquitoes, bites and the threat of West Nile Virus on our property?
24. Does PPL inc. compensate people for trees they cut down?
25. Do I get free bags for leaves if I live on a State Road?
26. Where can I pick up free leaf bags for my home since I live on a state road?
27. Can I put paper yard bags with whole leaves out and along my street for the Township to pickup?
28. Does the Township have a "call in" yard waste bag pickup service for leaves?
29. Where do I call if I have a flickering lights or a power outage?
30. What can we do about hundreds or thousands of crows roosting on our property?
31. How do my neighbors and I close our street for a block party?
32. What should I do during a drinking water advisory?
33. Do I need approval or a permit to cut down a tree in the public right-of-way?
34. How long do I have to remove snow?

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