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As part of Derry Township's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program, the Township Supervisors would like to remind all people who live and work within the Township that our storm sewer inlets, curbs and gutters, drainage ditches and storm pipes discharge directly and untreated into Loyalhanna Creek, McGee Run, Miller Run and other natural waterways.  In order to help keep these waterways clean and pollution-free, we remind residents and businesses to please:

  • Do NOT discard leaves, grass clippings, used oil, paints, solvents or other wastes into the storm drains, roadside ditches or stream channels.
  • Cut the grass in your yard no lower than 3 inches in height.  Longer grass is healthier and requires less fertizlier.
  • If using fertilizers or pesticides, always follow the directions and never apply immediately before a rain storm.
  • If draining your pool, allow your pool to dechlorinate first by keeping it uncovered and waiting ten (10) days after its last chlorination to allow the chlorine to dissipate in the air.
  • Clean up after your pet.  Don't let pet wastes get washed down the storm drain or into the street.
  • Wash your vehicle on the lawn or gravel surface, rather than on pavement where the washwater can run into the storm sewer system.
  • Properly dispose of used motor oil, oil-based paints, solvents, household cleaners and other hazardous household chemicals.  Go to for more information.

Together we can protect and preserve our natural waterways, which we consider to be a very important resource of our community.

Posted August 27, 2020


Derry Township board of supervisors will no longer take recyclable items (plastic, cans, cardboard) in the two 30-yard containers behind the gates at the township building after Wednesday, March 18th, 2020.  We will still be accepting papers in the bins in the front parking area.


The new rules that went into effect in January of 2019 are:

What is still accepted:
- PLASTICS 1 & 2
- METALS (Aluminum cans, steel and/or tin cans, empty aerosol cans)
- CARDBOARD (flattened)
- PAPER (newspapers, magazines, junk mail)

Westmoreland Cleanways accepting certain glass if the following simple rules are followed:
- Remove metal lids and discard or bring to Westmoreland Cleanways separately as scrap metal
- Rinse to remove food residue and empty any liquid (paper labels are okay)
- Separate by color

Unacceptable glass:  specialty glass, mirror glass, automotive glass, ceramics, white/milk glass

Posted March 17, 2020

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling, in partnership with Duracell and your local Fire Department, is distributing 9v batteries to households throughout Westmoreland County for residents to install in smoke detectors.

Batteries are available at the Township Office, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Maximum 3 per household.

Posted April 1, 2019

New Rat & Mouse Bait

Price Effective March 1, 2021 - $5.00/4 bags (4 oz. each)

Posted October 29, 2018


The Township Supervisors of Derry Township will accept comments from the public beginning on June 25, 2018 and extending through July 25, 2018 associated with the Township's Pollutant Reduction Plan as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as a component of the Township's PAG-13 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit (NPDES Permit No. PAI136136) for Stormwater Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s).  The Pollutant Reduction Plan outlines in general terms the Township's 5-year plan between 2018 and 2023 to reduce sediment loadings and nutrient loadings from its MS4 stormwater discharges into the Loyalhanna Creek and its tributaries, and the Conemaugh River and its tributaries.  The Pollutant Reduction Plan will be available for public review Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Derry Township Municipal Office located at 5321 Route 982 Derry, PA 15627.  The Pollutant Reduction Plan is also available for public review on the Township's website click here.  Comments may be provided in writing and delivered in person or via e-mail or regular mail and addressed to the Derry Township Supervisors.  The Township will accept comments from any interested member of the public at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Derry Township Supervisors on July 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

Derry Township Supervisors

Posted June 19, 2018

The new 2018 Township Map & Guides are being mailed out to residents this week.  If you do not receive or need additional copies, they are available at the Township office located at 5321 Route 982, Derry, PA  15627.

Posted January 12, 2018

ATTENTION PARENTS: The Reality Tour is a program every family needs to attend. Parents can increase the substance abuse factor by 75% if you have ongoing discussions about alcohol and drugs.

SEPTEMBER THROUGH APRIL: Held at 6 p.m. the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Latrobe Municipal Building, 901 Jefferson Street, Latrobe, PA.

For information email: or call 724/396-0467 REGISTER TODAY! Pre-registration is required.

Posted August 14, 2015
OUTSIDE WOOD-FIRED BOILERS All outdoor wood-fired boilers sold or purchased after May 31, 2011, must be "phase 2" boilers, be installed at least 50 feet from the nearest property line, and have a permanently attached stack that is at least 10 feet above the ground. Outdoor wood-fired boilers sold or purchased before Ocober 2, 2010, must comply with PA Department of Environmental Protection regulations requiring that only the following be burned: clean wood; pellets made from clean wood; home hearing oil, natural gas, or propane that complies with applicable sulfur limits and is used as a starter or supplemental fuel for dual-fired outdoor wood-fired boilers; and other types of fuel approved in writing by DEP upon receipt of a written request. If a property that includes an outdoor wood-fired boiler installed before October 2, 2012, is sold or transferred, the new owner does not have to comply with DEP regulations for property line setback and smokestack height. Please refer to Title 25 of the Pennsylvania Code 123.14. Posted August 16, 2013

PA COVERED DEVICES RECYCLING ACT On January 24, 2013, residents of Pennsylvania are required to recycle all electronic devices (televisions, laptops, computers, computer monitors and towers, keyboards, speakers, printers, and copiers).  Residents are encouraged to use the County's Free Electronics Recycling Drop-off location:

Westmoreland Cleanways, 113 Innovative Lane, Building F, Latrobe, PA 15650
(724) 879-4020

When: Mondays Noon - 5 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2nd Saturday of each Month 8:30 a.m. - Noon

Posted October 25, 2018

GARBAGE HAULERS FOR RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS Derry Township residents have two garbage haulers that will pickup weekly.

The haulers are:
Waste Management 1/888/964-9724
Westmoreland Services 724/424-3031

Posted March 13, 2013
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ONLINE SERVICES You may now file for Retirement, Medicare, or Disability Benefits online; request a Statement of Benefits; request a replacement Medicare Card among several other services by using Social Security's online services. Go to our "links page" under RESOURCES and click on the address. Posted May 18, 2011
"NEW SETBACK REGULATIONS" Front Yard Building Setback - Twenty-Five (25) Feet Side Yard Building Setback - Ten (10) Feet Rear Yard Building Setback - Ten (10) Feet EXCEPTION: Fences, separation barriers, and walls erected or installed shall be exempt from the minimum setback lines and instead shall have a minimum building setback line of three (3) feet All houses, sheds, garages, barns, greenhouses, building for housing household pets, children's play equipment, and swimming pools (including, but not limited to, play sets, playhouses, trampolines) shall be subject to the above setback line. For further information, please contact the office at 724/539-2961. Posted April 7, 2011
HOME HEATING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Information and applications for Pennsylvania's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are available by contacting the Westmoreland County Assistance Office at 724/832-5524. Residents may also apply online at The toll-free statewide LIHEAP hotline is 866/857-7095. LIHEAP cash grants can be used to help pay regular monthly heating bills. This year the program is offering grants from $300 to $1,000 for families that qualify. To qualify, a household of one can earn up to $17,328; a family of four can earn up to $35,280 and qualify. More information and complete income-eligibility guidelines are available online at Posted November 15, 2010

PENNDOT TOLL FREE NUMBER - PENNDOT has a 24-hour toll free number for residents to call to report any road maintenance concerns. This number can also be utilized to report locations of dead deer on state highways. The number is 1-800-FIX ROAD (1-800-349-7623).

Posted June 29, 2018
BURNING REGULATIONS When: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Weather Permitting From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. What: wood waste and paper refuse Prohibited: All recyclable materials, leaf waste, garbage, tires, and furniture. Use of accelerant is prohibited. Burning is permitted in Derry Township unless a burning ban has been issued by the Township Ordinance Officer. A burning ban will be issued at the request of the Derry Township Supervisors or at the discretion of the Township Ordinance officer if dry weather conditions dictate a need for a burning ban. No person shall leave any open fire unattended or SMOLDERING!! No burning is permitted on Holidays. Posted April 21, 2010
UNIFORM CONSTRUCTION CODE Derry Township opted-in to the Uniform Construction Code (Act 45) on July 1, 2004. Building Permits for commercial and residential projects are issued by Building Code Officiea, Merle Musick. Building Permit Applications are available at the Municipal Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours or by contacting the office at 724/539-2961. Specific questions may be directed to: Merle Musick, Building Code Official 724/422-7393 - Permits are required for, but not limited to, the following: Use and Occupancy of all new construction Use and Occupancy of all commercial and industrial properties Building construction or alteration Swimming Pools Driveways Street Openings Signs and Fences Posted March 10, 2010
WANTED: YOUR NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, CATALOGS, AND JUNK MAIL Remember to recycle your newspapers, catalogs, magazines, and junk mail in the green & yellow containers provided for you at the Derry Township Municipal Building. We want to "Gain Weight" in 2010!! Posted January 25, 2010

MEGAN'S LAW WEBSITE Are your children safe? Uncover the sexual predators in your neighborhood. View photos of registered sex offenders and see where they are living. Derry Township Supervisors adopted Ordinance No. 128 on September 4, 2007, establishing residential restrictions for registered sexual violent offenders living within the Township and providing for penalties for violations. The Pennsylvania State Police maintain a web site making information available to the public about registered sex offenders through the internet.

You may search for offenders by county, municipality, city, zip code, name, and alias. Tip: seach by zip code Bradenville 15620 Blairsville 15717 Derry 15627 Latrobe 15650 Loyalhanna 15661 New Derry 15671 New Alexandria 15670 Torrance 15779

Posted September 3, 2009

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