Residential Sewer, Trash & Recycling Billing

Homeowners that are connected to the Township sewer system and whose trash and recycling is collected by the Township’s contracted hauler will receive one bill for both services. This bill covers the calendar year, January 1 - December 31.

Overview

Residential Sanitary Sewer Fee: $285

Recycling Fee: $69 (includes bulk, yard waste and Christmas tree pick-up)

Trash Collection Fees: The purchase of Township trash bags ($2.50 each) at local retailers pays for trash collection through the Township pay-as-you-throw program

Payment Options

  • Pay by credit card with no added fee. You will need the Account and PIN numbers located at the top left-hand side of your bill. Please email us or call 484-875-6025 if you need assistance.
  • Pay by check using the bill and envelope you received in the mail. Send payment to: West Whiteland Township; PO Box 8379; Lancaster, PA 17604. Wondering why the check goes to a Lancaster address? This is the address for the bank that processes the payments on the Township's behalf.
  • Sign up for recurring payment via ACH.
  • Push payment from your bank’s bill pay module.
  • For security purposes, we are not able to accept credit card payments over the phone.

Pay in Full or in Three Installments

Bills for each twelve-month period will be mailed annually on or before June 1 and include the option to pay in full or in three equal installments over the course of the year. Residents selecting three equal installments will be billed for each installment. If applicable, the bills will be prorated based on the date of service for new sewer connections. 

Residential Payment Dates


Sewer and Trash/RecyclingSewer OnlyTrash/Recycling Only
Pay in fullJuly 9, 2021$354$285$69
Installment Options*



Installment 1July 9, 2021$118$95$23
Installment 2September 13, 2021$118$95$23
Installment 3November 12, 2021$118$95$23
* To opt into installments, simply make the first installment payment by July 9, 2021


Delinquent Payments

A 10% penalty will be applied to any installment balance remaining after the due date. If you would like to receive email reminders for approaching installment due dates please email us the request.

Any sewer and recycling accounts that remain delinquent after 90 days may be subject to Collections at which point additional collections and legal costs may apply and a lien can be placed on your property. Balances from previous years in the collection process with Portnoff are not reflected in the current bill.

Homeowner Responsibility 

It is not necessary for new property owners to register with the Township. We receive this information when the property deed is put in your name and we automatically make the adjustment to the bill. This happens with new construction as well as resale.

If a property owner moves out of the property but remains the owner of the property, it is that property owner's responsibility to supply the Township with your correct (new) billing address. Please email us to update your billing address.

Note: There is not an option to shut off your sewer/recycling service for a period of time (for instance, if the house will be vacant). You pay for the full 12 months as long as you are the property owner.

Summary of Services

Sanitary Sewer: All property owners that do not have onsite septic are connected to the Township sewer system and are billed for the service.

Trash and Recycling:  All homeowners, with the exception of apartments and some townhouse developments, participate in the residential trash and recycling program and are billed annually for the recycling service. The purchase of trash bags at local retailers pays for trash collection through the Township pay-as-you-throw program.