Borough Bag Purchase & Delivery Options

Borough to Offer Convenient Trash Bag Purchase and Delivery Options in Response to  Stay-at-Home Order

Effective today, the Borough of Carlisle has expanded trash bag purchase and delivery options for residents affected by the current COVID-19 emergency measures. This temporary service will allow residents to continue practicing social distancing and avoid making unnecessary trips to retail establishments while Cumberland County is under the Stay-at-Home Order from Governor Tom Wolf.

Mayor Tim Scott announced, “Staff was able to pull together a plan for those residents who have been hampered by the COVID-19 response actions that are in place. We recognize that many of our residents are either housebound, electing for social distancing, and/or finding it difficult to purchase bags at some local retail establishments, Town Hall, and the Stuart Community Center due to closures. This plan will allow our residents the convenience of ordering Borough trash bags by phone or on-line for the foreseeable future.”

Borough residents have two options for purchasing Borough trash bags:

  • Call:  Borough Hall at 717-249-4422 during normal business hours (M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Residents will be required to provide their credit card information and mailing/delivery address.  Note: Callers will not incur credit card fees for this service.
  • Online Ordering: Access the Borough of Carlisle Parks & Recreation’s secure online payment site at In the “Search” field, type “trash bags”. Online orders are for purchases of three or more bags.  Note: The Borough’s online credit card service provider, ActiveNet, charges a convenience fee for this service.

The Borough has attempted to provide options for both low and high volume users. Low volume users who order no more than two bags per week will receive their order via U.S. Mail.  Call-in and online orders of three bags or more will receive convenient home delivery, which will be performed by designated staff members carrying Borough identification.

Deputy Mayor Sean Shultz said, “This enhanced service is another step that the Borough has taken to assist our residents during this unprecedented time.  Borough Council and staff are committed to ensuring the delivery of services to our fellow residents.  Our staff has done an amazing job keeping our organizational structure under frequent review and being flexible and creative enough to make adjustments on the fly to programs and processes to which we have all become accustomed over the years.”

Look for additional updates on Borough operations via the Borough’s website, social media, and The Sentinel. Questions may be directed to 717-249-4422.

Note:  Borough bags may still be purchased at local grocery stores, convenience stores, and pharmacies. Click here for a list of retailers.

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