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Due to the pandemic, Polk Township will limit business to URGENT matters ONLY. Please call or email the Township prior to coming to the office. Your request will be answered in a timely matter. 
Office: 610-681-5376

Solid Waste Permit Holders: We will be open Wednesday April 8, 2020 for SOLID WASTE ONLY (NO RECYCLING)

The Solid Waste Center will only accept trash/garbage. Please refrain from bringing recycling until farther notice.

Updates will be posted to Facebook and our website ( as they come in. Thank you for being patient and understanding during this time.

Helpful Links about the Coronavirus -

Declaration of Disaster Emergency.pdf

Current News

New Solid Waste Permits will be delayed until further notice. If you need a day pass, please call the office 610-681-5376. If you would like to prepay your 2020 Solid Waste Permit you can send a check payable to Polk Township for $100.00 to Polk Township P.O. Box 137 Kresgeville PA 18333. Please note if you are a Wednesday or Saturday permit holder. We will check registration upon permit pickup. 

The Zoning Officer will be available Monday & Thursday from 8 am - 2 pm for phone calls and emails only until further notice

Monroe County, Pennsylvania          610-681-5376  

Welcome to Polk Township


The Polk Township Historical Society has cancelled their meetings for April 6th and May 4th along with their annual yard sale on May 13 &14th. 

As required by Chapter 7-A of Act 44 of 2009 the Municipal Pension Plan Funding  and Recovery Act

Please store your recycling rinsed clean and separated in their own bags or containers so you will not need to separate them when we are open to accept recycling again at a later date

Polk Township is located in the southwestern corner of Monroe County and consists of 30.8 square miles.  The Land of Polk Township has a diversified amount of landscaping, from rolling hills of forest to flat pastures, to our local homes and businesses.  Polk Township serves residency for approximately 8,000 people.​ Polk Township was founded in 1846 and was named after our 11th president of the United States of America, James K. Polk. The first school was built in Kresgeville in 1825. The first post office was established in Kresgeville in 1845. Residents of Polk Township are eligible to participate in using the solid waste and recycling facilities at a cost of $100 per a year, or they can use a private waste hauler. Residents are also responsible to acquire and obtain permits for projects such as pools, roofs, fences, decks, additions, sheds, blacktopping driveways and others. Please call the township office to inquire if your project needs a permit before starting.

Snowstorms, Flooding, Wind Events, Fires

Loss of Heat, Loss of water, Loss of electricity, Water damage
Are You READY ? * Are You PREPARED ?
The Township continues to experience an increasing number of residents who are not prepared for emergency events. Safety on roadways is the Township’s first priority. The recycle center & transfer station cannot be opened until the area is safe for foot traffic. There is NO FEE to bring extra garbage the next time you come to the center, if we were CLOSED. The yearly sign-up sheet states that you should call the Township first before coming with garbage due to inclement weather.DO NOT venture out and about, when you know the situation is dangerous. Do you keep large containers of water in your home ready to flush toilets? Do you have flashlights with batteries that work? Do you store bottled drinking water? Do you have stored food that does not need to be cooked? Do you boil water in a large pot, cover with towels, and place it in a styrofoam container? Do you have medical supplies on hand?
Do you fill prescriptions 1 week in advance? If using a secondary heat source, is it ready? Do you have a pump if you live in a flood area? Do you call neighbors to see if they need help? Do you keep important papers in one spot, if you need to leave your home? Do you have a family emergency plan? You can obtain an emergency checklist in the office.

Solid Waste Permit Holders: We will be open Wednesday  April 8, 2020 for SOLID WASTE ONLY (NO RECYCLING)

*** Solid waste permits, extra garbage, and bulk items can be paid for by sending a check to Polk Township P.O. Box 137 Kresgeville, PA 18333. The honesty of our patrons will help keep the cost of the permits from increasing. Information for prices and mailing can be found on the recycling doors at the solid waste center, the front door of the Municipal Building, and our website    2020 Solid Waste Price List.doc