Under the Borough’s Fire Code, situations where allowable burning is provided are as follows:

1) For recreational fires, which is defined as, ”an outdoor fire utilized to cook food for human consumption.”  When having a recreational fire, please follow all specifications on your grill or Chiminea, i.e. placement and fuel type.

2)  Highway safety flares.

3) Fire set for the purpose of instructing persons in fire fighting with prior notification to code official and upon written receipt  from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Therefore, the open burning of wood, brush, garbage, trash, mulch, leaves, etc. is NOT ALLOWED!! 




*Compost site is open for drop-offs starting Friday April 10, 2015 from 3-6PM.  For a full schedule please refer to the Refuse and Recycling/Compost Site Page.

*Woody Waste Pick-up will take place on your regular collection day starting the week of April 5th.  For a full schedule, please refer to the Refuse and Recycling/Collection Info. page


Former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Site located at 225 West Main Street, in Mount Joy Borough to undergo Interim Remedial Action to remove remnants of historic subsurface MGP structures and MGP byproducts in subsurface soils.  Click here to read Environmental Fact Sheet. 






          Collection can begin as early as 5 AM on your assigned pickup day.  Basic service includes three (3) 32-gallon refuse bags/cans.  Each bag/can is limited to 30 pounds.  Customers are asked to place trash/recycling containers at your pickup site the evening before your assigned day and should be removed promptly after 6 PM.  If your trash is missed, please do not remove it from your pickup site.  Call the Borough Office before 11 AM the next day at 653-2300 and arrangements will be made to have it picked up.



Effective May 1, 2015, MJBA increased their water and sewer rates.  For additional information about the increases, please see the related articles in the 2015 annual report that was mailed to all customers in May or by clicking the following link, 2015 Annual Report.  You can also view the Rate Schedule/General Information Page.


SWIFT REACH 911 Emergency Notification System Changes


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