Welcome to the official website of the Borough of Shillington, Berks County, Pennsylvania. We hope you find the website to be a useful communication tool to keep you informed about what's happening in the Borough. Please bookmark this site and visit it regularly to see what new information has been added. UPDATED 01/10/2019
The Berks County Conservation District will be offering a Spotted Lanternfly Control Program to interested private property owners throughout the county. The overall objective is to reduce the number of Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) by treating and eliminating one of the invasive insects’ preferred host trees, the Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima). Several Tree of Heaven trees will be left and treated with systemic insecticides to provide control of Spotted Lanternfly. Our program will concentrate on privately owned property in areas of Berks County with higher concentrations of Spotted Lanternfly and Tree of Heaven.
*Not every property will be approved for financial assistance in treating for SLF. There will be a ranking system to prioritize projects. BCCD will rank requests to determine which properties serve as a greater risk and therefore are given priority.
*Larger properties or a contiguous group of properties will be ranked higher, but neighboring properties can benefit by being joined together with a single liaison for the project.
CLICK HERE for the Assistance Request form for anyone who qualifies and is interested in applying for assistance. For more information go to the Berks County Conservation District's website at http://berkscd.com/news/spotted-lanternfly-research-tour-in-berks-county/
Please direct all questions about the program to the Berks County Conservation District.
COUNCIL MEETING - The next regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Shillington Borough Council has been moved to Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM
LEAF COLLECTION - Leaf collection has concluded for the year. Residents of the Borough may take their leaves to the yard waste recycling site located in the Shillington Memorial Park located near the pool.
STORM WATER - HOW DOES IT EFFECT YOU?
Visit the Borough's webpage on storm water to see what you can do to help keep our streams clean and reduce pollution. CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE for a copy of the HOME OWNERS GUIDE TO STORMWATER BMP MAINTENANCE
REMINDER...It's the Law: Electronics must be Recycled
You may take your discarded electronics to the Berks County Solid Waste Authority Recycling Center, 1316 Hilltop Road, Bern Township on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
CodeRED Emergency Alert System
The Borough of Shillington has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®. By registering, you’ll be added to the emergency call list. Borough of Shillington residents and water customers are welcome and encouraged to enter their contact information for home, business, and mobile phones so they may be contacted by the system in the event of an emergency. Those who do not register their address and phone number may not be notified with CodeRED® in the case of an emergency. Registration is confidential, free, easy and will be for emergency notification only.
After Hours Water or Sewer Problem:
If you experience a water or sewer problem when the Town Hall is closed, please call the Berks County Radio System at 610-655-4911 and give the information on your problem. A Shillington Police Officer or a representative from the Borough will be in touch with you.