Lancaster Township of Butler County Pennsylvania

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Lancaster Township is a rural, yet growing residential community located in southwestern Butler County, Pennsylvania encompassing nearly 14,000 acres.

While settled by pioneer settlers in 1796, Lancaster Township was not officially founded and incorporated until 1854. The municipality is comprised of approximately 37 square miles of land situated along the Route 19 (Perry Highway) corridor. The 2010 Census projected a population of 2,532.

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2021 Chemsweep Program

Butler County is included in the Pa. Dept. of Agriculture’s 2021 CHEMSWEEP Program open to licensed farmers, professional pesticide applicators (pest control, lawn care, etc.), and pesticide businesses. Deadline to register to have pesticides collected is February 28 and is free for the first 2,000 pounds per participant. More Information »

Representative Needed For Zelienople Area Public Library Board of Trustees

Lancaster Township is currently accepting applications for a representative to serve on the Zelienople Area Public Library Board of Trustees. The representative must reside in Lancaster Township and attend board meetings 10 times per year on the fourth Wednesday of the month, excluding July and November. Interested candidates should fill out and submit an application to the library director.

Drug Drop Box Available

The Lancaster Township Police Department recently installed a drug drop box in the Municipal Building lobby creating a convenient place for anyone to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. Did you know that 8 of 10 teens who misuse prescription drugs get them from friends or relatives? KidCents and The Rite Aid Foundation are committed to supporting a safe environment for children in our communities by helping to reduce the misuse of medications by adolescents and accidental childhood poisonings. Please utilize our new drop box to dispose of prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and vitamins during regular business hours.

Butler County Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection

Environmental Coordination Services & Recycling (ECS&R) at 129 Ash Stop Road, Evans City, PA 16033, is a valuable resource for all your recycling and proper disposal of various household waste items. Please call ECS&R at 1-866-815-0016 if you have any questions. You can also register on-line at under the Collection Events tab.