Low Income Water Assistance Program

PA Homeowner Assistance Program

Plains Township Civil Service Commission will be administering a Firefighter Civil Service Test for entry level firefighters on June 17, 2023. Every applicant must successfully pass a Physical Agility Test which will be given on June 10, 2023 in order to be eligible to participate in the Written Exam.

Applications are available at the Plains Township Municipal Building located at 126 North Main Street, Plains. The business office is open from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. every weekday with the exception of Wednesday when it is open from 8:00A.M to 6:30 P.M. Please note that the office is closed on holidays. Completed applications must returned no later than 3:30 P.M. on June 2, 2023.

Applicants for the Firefighter position shall be at least 18 years old and possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a state recognized equivalent. Applicants must be a United States citizen, be physically and mentally fit to perform the duties prescribed, and prior to employment possess a valid PA driver license and submit to drug testing. Firefighter applicants must have completed an Essentials in Firefighting Course, and possess current American Red Cross Emergency Response Certification, or Department of Health First Responder Certification. All documentation must accompany the application.

The Plains Township Civil Service Commission will be administering a Police Civil Service Test for Entry level officers on June 17, 2023.  Qualifications and exam are as follows:  must pass a physical agility test to be given on June 10, 2023, you must have a High School Diploma or equivalent, be Act 120 Certified or in the progress of being Certified by August 31, 2023, hold a valid PA Driver’s License and be physically and mentally fit.   Applicants must also pass a psychological examination and submit to testing for drugs and alcohol in addition to written civil service test.

The base salary for 2023 will be $55,000.00 with a $5,000.00 increase after 6 months.  Paid vacation, benefits, pension, clothing allowance, and additional benefits and increases per the union contract.

Working for one of the most modern and experienced police forces in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with promotional opportunities and skill development for career advancement.

Application packets can be obtained at the Plains Township Administrative Office, 126 N. Main Street, Plains Township PA 18705, Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  Wednesday’s the office is open until 6:30 P.M.  Applications must be returned by Friday, June 2, 2023 by 3:30 P.M.


Click the following links for the Holiday Trash Schedule and the recycling guide and yard waste schedule.

2023 Yard waste pick up

2023 Holiday Trash and Recycling Pick up Schedule

Recycling Guide


Clutter Pick-up/Bulk Item Pick-up – 

The program runs from March thru October. Pick up is scheduled for the last Thursday of the month (subject to change). Limited pick up of 50 PRE-REGISTERED residents per month.  

The Plains Township Board of Commissioners is announcing a change to the clutter pick-up program. The new program will limit pick up to 50 PRE-REGISTERED residents per month (subject to change).  Pick up will be the last Thursday of the Month. The program with run from March through October.

PROCEDURE: All Items must be registered and a sticker purchased for each item.  Maximum of 4 stickers can be purchased per month. Stickers will be $5.00 for small items and $10.00 for large items.  Registration can be done at the Municipal Office, 126 North Main Street, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.  Office is open until 6:30 P.M. on Wednesdays

LARGE ITEMS ALLOWED: Couches, sectionals (1 sticker per piece), loveseats, recliners, mattresses, box springs, headboard and footboard sets, Large exercise equipment (treadmills/ stationary bikes/rowing machines), large appliances, (washer/dryer/refrigerator/freezer) Water heaters, rugs, lawn furniture, dressers, sinks/vanities or tubs, wooden kitchen chairs & tables, bookshelves.

SMALL ITEMS ALLOWED: Lamps, framed mirrors, vacuums, plastic chairs, gas grills, heaters, air conditioners, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, lighting fixtures, fans, toaster ovens, microwaves, lawn mowers (fuel removed), weed whackers, bedframe.  Small items should be placed in a box or a 30-gallon container.

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED: Chemicals, lumber, building materials, remodeling and construction materials, yard waste, newspapers, cardboard, garbage. Any type of e-waste such as computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, TV’s.

Residents are asked to move their vehicles from the street prior to scheduled clutter pick-up day to allow equipment access to the items.

PPL may pick up large appliances free of charge. You can schedule a pickup with PPL at the website or by phone. 1-877-486-9204

Township Trash –  bags are sold in boxes of 50 bags for $50.00 or 1 roll of 25 bags for $25.00 @ the Municipal building 126 North Main Street during regular business hours. Accepted payments are cash, check or money order.