Covered Bridge Road Closed

Covered Bridge Road is now closed to all traffic except residents living on that road.

The Bridge is closed until repairs are made.

Township Office Hours

The Township Office is temporarily open from 8:30am to 12:00pm Monday through Thursday. After that time, the Township is open for business by phone until 3:30pm. You call the office at 717-423-6582 and leave a message and someone will get back to you. If you need an immediate response, please call the Township Secretary on cell at 717-552-1407.

Township Disposing of unwanted/used items

The Township is disposing of unwanted/used items on a first come, first serve basis. The following are the items available:

  • 6 Office Chairs (15 years old)
  • 3 Copiers (junk)
  • 2 Toilet Tanks (10 years old)
  • Stove (used)
  • Refrigerator (junk)
  • Electric Typewriter
  • 2 Wooden Chairs

Call office for appointment to view or purchase item and to confirm the item is still available. If items are still at Township on July 20, they will go to recycling.

Bulky Waste Day POSTPONED for April 18, 2020 until further notice.

Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, PA BULKY WASTE DISPOSAL scheduled for April 18, 2020 has been postponed.  Further information will be given about the September 12, 2020 date.  Time 7:30AM-11:30AM At the Cumberland County Landfill 620 Newville Road, Newburg.   

Bulky waste disposal days are free to Hopewell Township Residents ONLY.  Bulky waste from any business will be rejected.  Non- Hopewell Township customers will be charged the gate rate fees for regular household trash and bulky waste disposal. Residents MUST present their WSI card sent previously. 

Cumberland County Landfill will NOT accept any hazardous wastes (automotive/household/outdoor/paint products, etc.) liquid waste, yard wastes (grass/tree clippings, etc.), batteries, closed containers, construction materials, computer equipment or vehicles. NO WIRE of any kind!

ACCEPTED will be white goods (stoves, refrigerators/freezers/hot water heaters/dishwashers/air conditioners, etc.) Furniture, construction materials, (boards/block/bricks), lawn mowers, bicycles and tires (10 regular-light truck/car and 2 large tractor). Tires must be off rim and be free of calcium, stones, mud and water. Any inquiries should be directed to the Landfill at 496-9351.

Date – April 18, 2020

Date – September 12, 2020


NEWS RELEASE March 30, 2020

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Shippensburg residents can get local public safety alerts by text, email.

SHIPPENSBURG —One of the ways the Shippensburg Area Emergency Task Force will issue local public safety alerts about the novel coronavirus pandemic is by text and email messages.

Residents can sign up by texting 888777 and entering the Shippensburg ZIP code, 17257.

In addition, every page on the Shippensburg Borough website has a link at the bottom to register phone numbers and email addresses with Nixle, the platform used to issue the alerts.

Task force members encourage all local residents to register for the alerts, even if they don’t live in the borough. Any pandemic-related alert will apply to everyone in the Shippensburg Area School District, noted David Lindenmuth, borough emergency management coordinator.

The primary location for task force information on social media will be the Shippensburg Fire Department pages on Facebook (@ShippensburgFireDept), Twitter (@ShipFire) and Instagram (@shipfiredept).

To register for statewide alerts, go to the AlertPA signup website.