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Recycling company announces plans for plant in Muhlenberg Township

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa. - A west coast company is headed east, announcing plans to build a plant in the greater Reading area.

"This is a great thing for Muhlenberg," said Michael Malinowski, president of the Muhlenberg Township Board of Commissioners.

CarbonLITE, a recycling company out of Los Angeles, will open a brand new facility along Route 61 in Muhlenberg Township.

"It's going to make the property across from Bob Fisher just a beautiful site," Malinowski said.

CarbonLITE says the plan is to build a 270,000 square-foot plant from the ground up, a total investment of more than $80 million.

"Good paying jobs, secure jobs, you know construction jobs. I mean it's a huge facility that they're building, so we're extremely happy about the type of work and the type of economic development and tax base it'll grow for Muhlenberg," Malinowski said.

Online Rentals & Registration Now Available!!


Muhlenberg Township is pleased to announce the rollout of our all new online registration for Parks programs and Parks and Facility rentals.  Residents are now able to sign up for programs, trips and classes online. See full descriptions of each program and sign up friends and family members as well. Residents will also be able to check availability and book parks and facilities for events and private parties. Not only can you check availability and schedule your rental, but you can complete all waivers and applications as well as pay for your rental online! Sign up for news and alerts via email and text and stay up-to-date on classes, events, and all things related to Parks & Recreation! We are happy to bring these long awaited conveniences to Muhlenberg Township residents. Moving forward, all rentals and program registration will be done exclusively online. No computer? No problem! Stop by the Township building at 210 George Street and use our kiosk computer station to book your rental and print out your paperwork!

Mattress Trash Pick-up


Residents, just a reminder that you must seal any mattress or box spring in a plastic bag before placing it out with regular garbage for bulk collection. You can place the item out according to your normal garbage schedule. For any further questions, please contact our Customer Service department at 610.929.4727.​

Police Officer Preliminary Application

The Muhlenberg Police Department is seeking applicants to join our dynamic and dedicated police force. The Township is intending to hire individuals who have the drive to excel and the desire to have a positive impact on the community they serve.

Complete the total testing application packet and return it to the Muhlenberg Township PD, 210 George Street, Reading PA 19605 by 4PM on May 20, 2019.

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age by the application deadline

o Be a U.S. citizen, be a high school graduate or graduate equivalency diploma (GED)

o Have a Pennsylvania driver’s license before appointment.

o Meet the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission standards for physical and mental fitness.

o Must not have a disqualifying criminal record.

The Township follows the Civil Service process. This includes a written and oral examination, a physical agility/ability test, medical and psychological exams, drug screen, and a thorough background investigation.

See employment page for complete details and requirements.

Well Owner Outreach Event

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MARCH 30th 10AM - Noon

Drop off your water samples at 
Saucony Creek Brewing Company in Kutztown to be tested by Maiden Creek Watershed Association.

​Testing is limited to the first 75 people who register in advance. We'll test for: pH levels, chlorine, hardness, nitrate, nitrite & bacteria (total coliform/E. coli). Please note: This is informational testing, not lab quality. Maiden Creek Watershed Association* always recommends having your water tested by a professional lab. Testing results will be emailed to you within 24-48 hours of drop-off. 

*A program of Berks Nature, Maiden Creek Watershed Association is made up of volunteers, whose mission is to monitor and protect local streams and educate others on the issues and important of watershed stewardship.​​

Secure your spot for testing by registering in advance through Michael Griffith,,

or 610-372-4992 x108.

Muhlenberg Twp Firefighters

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Muhlenberg Township firefighters along with our neighbors from Central of Laureldale Fire Company train in RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) drills. The Rapid Intervention Team is primary responsible for the safety and protection of the firefighters operating inside a hazardous area. Example; Fire, Haz Mat, Confined space. The team stands by outside of the hazard area equipped with special tools and training to be able to respond into the hazard immediately if a firefighter is in danger or trapped inside. This is one of the many skills our firefighters are trained to handle. Our firefighters train weekly on this and a number of other skills that are used not only to protect our community but each other in the time of need. 

If you are ever interested in more information on the service and skills our firefighters have, or are interested in becoming a volunteer, please feel free to stop by the firehouse or contact our Fire Chief Dennis Walton at 484-877-7647​

Township Residents need our help


Many of you may have heard about our fellow residents who have been affected by a terrible house fire at their residence on Crystal Rock Rd. Sadly the family has lost everything. The Township is accepting donations on their behalf to help them during this difficult time. The family is in need of hygiene/personal care items. There are two adults and three children ranging from elementary school to high school age. If you are interested in helping you can do so by dropping off your donations to Customer Service during normal business hours – M-F, 8AM to 4:30PM. The family and the Township thanks you in advance for your efforts. ​

Newly renovated McDonald's on 5th Street Highway opens to eager crowds -

MCDONALDS OPENING.JPG​If you haven't had a chance yet you should check out the newly renovated 5th Street Highway McDonalds. It's one of the first of the new designs in the country and features innovative technology and service. Touch screens, table service and more! Muhlenberg Township Commissioners were there to congratulate the owners. Pictured left to rightare: Commissioner John Imhoff, Commissioner Steve Wolfinger, owner Grant Skylass (owner), George Skyllas, Commissioner Kevin Lerch and Commissioner Derek Lupia.

Alternate Crossing Guards Needed

890436.jpgThis employee will work under the supervision of the Traffic Enforcement office of the Police Department. This employee will provide child pedestrian safety by facilitating safe passage of school children across high traffic streets and intersections, while remaining alert to traffic hazards. This position is an alternate part-time position, which means that this employee will be called into work as an alternate when one of our part-time crossing guards is unavailable.  This position requires serious commitment to be at the crossing guard post on each school day and before and after school hours as required. This position works approximately 3 hours per day. Hourly rate is $12.37/hr. Equipment and Training provided. Crossing Guards follow the school calendar and only work when school is in session.



  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to stand for up to an hour and a half per shift on an assigned crossing.
  • Ability to remain aware of and alert to a variety of environmental factors such as moving vehicles and weather.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make rapid decisions relating to speed and distance of multiple vehicles, traffic signal cycles, and pedestrian traffic.
  • Skill in interacting with the public, especially children.


  • Must be available to report into work when an alternate is needed
  • Must be able to work specific hours in the morning and afternoon
  • Must be able to move and react at a moderate/fast pace in case of emergencies.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age at time of application
  • Must obtain a Child Abuse clearance report before you are hired.

To apply or if you have any questions please contact Debra Mazzone at 610-685-0636 or by email at​

Muhlenberg Police Department Citizens Police Program


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The Muhlenberg Township Police Department is again teaming up with the Bern Township, Laureldale, and Northern Berks Regional Police Departments to present the 7th Annual Citizen Police Academy.

The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a great opportunity for the residents of our communities to go behind the scenes and experience the jobs of police officers. CPA attendees will become familiar with the functions of a police department, learn legal issues police deal with, and other topics such as; use of force, vehicle code, crimes code, ethics, DUI, accident investigations, criminal investigations and police equipment. CPA attendees will also learn the workings of the 911 system, the court system and coroner’s office.

The CPA will be held every Tuesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Muhlenberg Twp. Municipal Building at 210 George St., beginning February 12, 2019, and continue every Tuesday for the next eight weeks. There will be an optional Weapons Familiarization class on Saturday, March 30th. The 2019 Citizen Police Academy is open to all residents of Bern Twp., Laureldale Boro, Maidencreek Twp., Muhlenberg Twp., Leesport Boro. and Ontelaunee Twp., who are 18 years of age and older.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sgt. Joel Marino at 610-929-5454, ext. 217.

Class size is limited and applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Applications may be picked up at the Muhlenberg Twp. Police Department, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 p.m. or downloading the application 

Citizens Police Application​

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Image result for fire safety​With the Holiday season and Winter approaching it is important to remember fire safety. Here are some helpful tips from the National Fire Protection Association for preparing Thanksgiving dinner, your Christmas tree, Candle safety and Space Heaters. 

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2019 Special Event Recycling Dates

Governor Mifflin Intermediate School
600 Governor Drive, Shillington PA 19607

April 13, 2019 - Household Hazardous Waste

April 20, 2019 - Paper Shredding

Berks County Ag Center
1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport PA 19533

October 12, 2019 - Paper Shredding

October 19, 2019 - Household Hazardous Waste

2019 Special Waste Collections Flyer

Parks Maintenance Foreman Employment Opportunity

​The Parks Maintenance Foreman supervises the Parks and Recreation Department’s maintenance program for a 498 acre park system containing a variety of facilities and improvements in neighborhood, community and linear parks.  Preference will be given to candidates who possess a Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or a closely related field and extensive public parks and recreation management experience with an emphasis on maintenance operations, natural resource conservation and capital construction. Click for more info -->

Schedule Your Inspections Online!!

calendar icon.jpgYou can now schedule your Rental or Fire Inspections online - save time and schedule your appointment on any computer or mobile device. Click to get started!

Smart Meter Installation

​​Next month Met-Ed will begin installing smart meters for all our customers in the portion of our service territory served by the Reading service center. Deployment will begin in March 2018 and will continue through December 2018.  

As you may recall, installation of smart meter technology was included in the PA Act 129 Legislation passed in 2008 and requires electric distribution companies to deploy smart meter technology for all their Pennsylvania customers.​

This step toward a more modernized electric system will enable automated meter readings and enhance our ability to respond to outages faster and more efficiently. Plus, once the meters are fully operational, customers will have access to more detailed energy information to help them better understand their electricity use – which means they can then make informed decisions on how to manage and control their electricity consumption.

Our contractor, Wellington Energy, will soon be installing smart meters on the homes and businesses in your community. To support the installation of this new technology, we will be sending customers information in the mail before meter installation occurs. Our customer contact center at 1-800-545-7741 is available to answer customers' questions about the program and installation schedule. Met-Ed Smart Meter Installer Info.pdfView Met-Ed Smart Meter Installer Info about Employee ID's and Truck identification.

Please note: the installation of a smart meter does not mean that the meter location on the structure changes. In nearly all cases, the meter location will remain the same and it will be no more or less apparent than the existing meter is now.

Information on smart meter technology, security and privacy, safety and FAQ is available on our website at   

Dog Walker Watch

DOG WALKER WATCH.jpgMuhlenberg's Dog Walker Watch featured on WFMZ - 
Do you ever wonder if you can do anything to help prevent crime in your community?  Do you walk your dog in your neighborhood? Don’t have a lot of time to give to a crime watch group but still want to help?

Then Dog Walker Watch could be for you! Dog Walker Watch is a new program coming to Muhlenberg Township, hosted by the Muhlenberg Township Police Department and brought to you by the National Association of Town Watch. -->Read More

Muhlenberg Township Goes Mobile with Official App, GoTo Muhlenberg

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The “GoTo Muhlenberg” App. is the official platform though which residents, business owners and visitors can report their concerns. With this tool, users can submit, track and view nearby service requests through their smartphones, online, and via phone. Residents can benefit from the in-app widgets to find information about events, public facilities, trash pickup, and many more activities. The app is free and is available now! Download it today! The official press release
can be viewed here.
You can also submit requests online at GoToMuhlenberg

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Medication Drop Box

Drop off your expired or unused, prescribed and over-the-counter medications in the lobby at the Muhlenberg Township Municipal Building. Community members can utilize this drop box to ensure that medications will not end up in the wrong hands but rather properly disposed of.

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