Anaerobic Digester and Operations Building Rehabilitation Project Update

The Anaerobic Digester and Operations Building Rehabilitation Project at the wastewater treatment facility, which began in December 2017, is now complete. The 6-million dollar project was initiated to replace aged and deteriorated infrastructure, to improve operations and personnel safety, and to prepare for future treatment requirements. Much of the electrical equipment upgrades were necessary to […]

Keeping West Goshen’s 93 Miles of Roads Snow Free

Each year, the West Goshen Township Newsletter publishes an updated snow removal guide for property owners with important information you should know before, during, and after each snowfall. Before the Snow Falls… Make sure the front of your mailbox is at least four to six inches behind the front of the curb and mounted at […]

Stormwater and Clean Stream Management

Why is stormwater management important? Unlike water that enters your municipal sewage system, stormwater is NOT cleaned and treated at a wastewater plant before it re-enters our streams and waterways. Stormwater runoff from roads and other impervious areas comes into contact with pollutants and allows those pollutants into our waters. It is essential that municipalities […]

Greening West Goshen: How to Properly Dispose of Leaves

There are many ways to dispose of leaves and your annual holiday tree. Please see West Goshen Township’s rules below for disposing of fall leaves:  DO compost leaves whenever possible (explained more below). DO place leaves in biodegradable bags or trash cans for collection on November 9th, November 23, or December 14. There is no […]

What Your Recycling Becomes

Recycling is beneficial to the environment in many ways. Recycling can reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators, conserve natural resources, increase economic security, prevent pollution, save energy, and support American manufacturing and help create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States. Most importantly by reducing the amount […]

Greening West Goshen: Fall Tree Planting Guide

Fall is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs. The cooler temperatures and wet conditions of early autumn are ideal for new plantings. The stress of transplanting a tree (which may lose up to 90% of its root system in the transplant process)is greatly reduced. As tree shoot growth halts with the colder weather […]

Greening West Goshen: Pool Closing Safety Tips

The end of summer also usually means the end of swimming season for families with backyard pools. In the northeast, many pool owners partly or entirely drain their pools to reduce maintenance and potential damage from freezing during winter. Pool water, however, has high levels of chemicals, particularly chlorine, that may be harmful to wildlife […]

Renewable Energy Planning

100% Renewable Energy use in a community – is it possible? The answer at the Renewable Energy Public Workshop for residents of the West Chester Area was a resounding “YES”.   Worldwide, the energy industry is undergoing one of the most dramatic transformations in history, with changes in networked power delivery, distributed generation, and cost trends […]

Greening West Goshen: Summer Yard Tips

With summer time weather comes the mowing and gardening season. It is important to remember not to blow grass clippings into the street. Grass clippings in the street ultimately end up in a storm drain were they can build up and cause drainage issues and localized flooding. It is also a violation of Township Code […]

Be Courteous With Your Cardboard

With our automated recycling not being able to accept cardboard outside of your recycling toter or a toter jammed with large cardboard pieces which cannot be emptied, the Township has a cardboard dumpster for your use.  This dumpster is for CARDBOARD ONLY, no other waste. For your convenience the dumpster is located in the front […]