Municipal Waste Management Plan

Under Pennsylvania's Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (Act 101 of 1988), counties have a responsibility to develop and implement municipal waste management plans (WMP). A key component of a County WMP is to "insure the availability of adequate permitted processing and disposal capacity for the municipal waste which is generated within its boundaries."

In Cumberland County, this is accomplished by entering into agreements with both public and private facilities for disposal capacity. Requests for Interest in Providing Disposal Capacity result in disposal facilities being identified that have capacity to accept Cumberland County generated municipal waste. This is Cumberland County's way of assuring municipal waste generated within the county has a place to go.

Cumberland County 2022 - 2032 Municipal Waste Management Plan 

For the most recent plan revision, Cumberland County opted to perform the work in-house.  The 2022 - 2032 Municipal Waste Management Plan has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.  

Cumberland County Municipal Waste Management Plan Minor Update & Revision November 2015

Cumberland County, through the plan revision process, eliminated the transporter registration requirement included in the 2013 Plan and has outlined staffing and internal structure changes implemented since the 2013 Plan was adopted.  The revision was done as an appendix to the 2013 Plan.

Cumberland County Municipal Waste Management Plan Update & Revision November 2013