Peters Township | Venetia PA | McMurray

Peters Township, Pa was originally part of the territory of the Indians of the Six Nations. The Peters name either originated with William Peters who was also known as Indian Peter, or with Peter Chartiers who was an early French fur trader. The Wrights were some of the first recorded settlers. Peters Township was one of the 13 townships of Washington County Pennsylvania formed in 1781 with the current boundaries existing since 1834.

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  • Peters Township High School

McMurray and Venetia

Peters Township history includes farming, sawmills, gristmills and the stills of the Whiskey Rebellion, as well as coal mining and the B&O Railroad. Population grew from 3,000 residents in 1950 to 21,213 in 2010. Within Peters Township’s 19.5 square miles are the towns of Hackett, McMurray and Venetia. Peters Twp has been a Home Rule community since 1976. Peters Township is bordered by Union Township, Nottingham Township, North Strabane Township, Cecil Township, Upper St Clair Township and Bethel Park.

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The Peters Township War Memorial honors those veterans who attended school,
or lived in Peters Township, and made the ultimate sacrifice during war.
WORLD WAR I: William Boyd Philips
WORLD WAR II: Howard G. Bioni, Herbert G. Devore, George C. Engel, James L. Hays,
Albert Martik, Joseph P. Polen, John W. Proudfit, William B. Shearer
VIETNAM WAR: Thomas A. Shipe, Paul D. Urquhart
Peters Township Municipal Building
610 E. McMurray Rd.
McMurray, PA 15317
724-941-4180
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INFOLINE:  724-942-5023

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Peters Township Community TV
Public Access: Verizon 38 — Comcast 7
Municipal Government: Verizon 40 — Comcast 17
School District: Verizon 39 — Comcast 19
724-942-0136
Website
Peters Township Library724-941-9430
Website
Animal Control724-746-4344 or 911
Deer carcass on a public road or private property
in Peters Township? 
Call 724-941-4180 for removal from Peters Township roads. Call 724-223-4480 for removal from state roads.
Park & Recreation Department
700 Meredith Dr. Venetia, PA 15367
724-942-5000
Website
Tennis Center724-941-1330
Non-emergency Police724-942-5030
Non-Emergency Fire724-941-4176
Public Works724-941-6161
Peters Township Sanitary Authority724-941-6709
Jordan Tax Office – 102 Rahway Dr. McMurray, PA724-731-2321
Keystone Collections (Income Tax)724-978-0300
District Justice724-941-1015
McMurray Post Office724-942-3421
Venetia Post Office724-348-5819
Peters Township Council meets at 7:30pm on the 2nd & 4th Mondays* of each month in Council Chambers at the Peters Township Municipal Building.
*2nd and 3rd Mondays in December
Council meetings are rebroadcast on
Comcast Ch. 17 & Verizon Ch. 40
Weds – Sunday: 2pm & 7pm
Trash/Recycling: Waste Management800-866-4460
Peters Township School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
724-941-6251
724-941-6565 (Fax)
Website
Washington County Elections
Webpage
2022 Results
Pennsylvania Election ResultsWebpage
Solar Energy for SchoolsPeters Township Democrats
Peters Township School Board MeetingsMeetings are rebroadcast on Comcast Ch. 19 & Verizon Ch. 39 Wednesday thru Sunday 11am & 9pm
Peters Township History
Venetia Heritage Society
Farmers Markets
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Recycling (Source)
Recycling Collection
  • Recycling must be placed curbside by 6:00 AM of your scheduled day
  • Residents must use the Peters Township issued 65-gallon recycling container for recycling services.  
  • All recycling must be inside the Peters Township container.  Material outside the container will NOT be taken.
  • The cost for garbage and recycling collection is $70.00 per Year Quarter (every 3 months).  Bills are sent out by Jordan Tax Service via the mail.  With any billing questions or concerns, please contact Jordan Tax Service .
Materials Accepted In Your Recycling Cart

Please make sure all recyclable containers are clean and paper/cardboard items are dry.

  • Metal:  Aluminum cans, bi-metal cans, steel, and tin food cans
  • Plastics: Screw-top plastic bottles, jars & jugs (labeled #1 or #2).  Plastic caps are allowed if secured tightly to a plastic bottle.
  • Plastic Tubs: Acceptable plastic tubs have a snap on lid and hold food such as yogurt, cottage cheese, cream cheese, and butter. The lid and any food must be removed before the container can be recycled. Plastic tubs do NOT include small, single serving packages that have a peel back lid. Plastic take out trays and other plastic food trays are still not accepted.
  • Paper:  Magazines, advertising inserts, junk mail, phone books, newspaper, envelopes, catalogs, paperback books, and computer paper.  Please remove ay metal or plastic spiral binders and plastic covers.  No paper envelopes with plastic windows or plastic/bubble wrap lined envelopes.
  • Cardboard:  Cardboard boxes and sheets of cardboard.  You may also use the Cardboard Compactor, located behind Fire Station #1 at 245 E. McMurray Rd.
  • Paperboard Boxes: Cereal, dry foods, and tissue boxes.  Please remove any plastic film and flatten.
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Pizza Boxes – Please remove paper and any food waste and flatten.
Materials Not Accepted In Your Recycling Cart
  • No Glass of Any Kind.  Glass bottles and jars can be recycled at the Glass Recycling Container, located behind Fire Station #1 at 245 E. McMurray Rd.
  • No #3, #4, #5*, #6, or #7 Plastics  (*#5 Plastic Tubs are allowed as defined above)
  • No Plastic Bags of any kind, including blue bags.  Plastic bags can be recycled at your nearest Giant Eagle location.
  • No Berry Containers & No Clam Shell Containers 
  • No Garbage or Food Waste                                               
  • No Shredded Paper
  • No Ceramics                                                 
  • No Styrofoam or Fast Food Wrappers
  • No Loose Plastic Caps
  • No Metal Lids                               
  • No Aluminum Pie Pans or Aluminum Foil       
  • No Toilet Paper Rolls
  • No Cartons: Milk, Almond/Soy Milk, Cream, & Orange Juice Containers                      
  • No Paper Envelopes with Plastic Windows or Plastic/Bubble Wrap Lined Envelopes
Electronics & Household Hazardous Waste

Electronics and Household Hazardous Waste will be picked up through the Waste Management At Your Door Program at no extra charge.

Cardboard Compactor
  • Located Behind Fire Station #1 at 245 E. McMurray Road, McMurray, PA  15317
  • Open Daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Free for Residents & Small Businesses to Use
  • Flatten cardboard and insert into slot
  • Do Not Push Any Buttons – The compactor will run automatically when full.
  • Cardboard Compactor Flyer (PDF)
Glass Recycling Container
  • Located Behind Fire Station #1 at 245 E McMurray Road, McMurray, PA  15317
  • Open Daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Free for Residents to Use
  • No Sorting Required – Clear/Brown/Green Glass Accepted
  • Only Glass: No Bags, No Boxes, No Lids
  • Make Sure Items Have Been Rinsed out/Cleaned
  • Glass Recycling Container Flyer (PDF)
What is My Scheduled Recycling Pickup Day?

Garbage and Recycling Pickup Day List (PDF)

Missed Collection

For missed garbage or recycling collection, please call the Township Municipal Building at 724-941-4180.  Township staff will contact Waste Management to resolve the issue.

Holiday Delays 
  • There will be regular garbage and recycling collection the Week of December 26, 2022 and the Week of January 2, 2023.  There is NO DELAY since the holiday occurs on a Sunday in both cases.
  • When Waste Management observes a holiday, there is no garbage or recycling service on the holiday itself.  In addition, collection is delayed by one day for the remainder of that week.  Holidays that occur on a Saturday or Sunday DO NO cause a garbage delay.
  • The 2022 holidays that will cause a delay are listed below:
    • Memorial Day – Monday, May 30, 2022 – All streets delayed by one day
    • Independence Day – Monday, July 4, 2022 – All streets delayed by one day
    • Labor Day – Monday, September 5, 2022 – All streets delayed by one day
    • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 24, 2022 – Thursday streets delayed by one day
  • The 2023 holidays that will cause a delay are listed below:
    • Memorial Day – Monday, May 29, 2023 – All streets delayed by one day
    • Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4, 2023 – Tuesday through Thursday streets delayed one day
    • Labor Day – Monday, September 4, 2023 – All streets delayed by one day
    • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 23, 2022 – Thursday streets delayed by one day
    • Christmas Day – Monday, December 25, 2023 – All streets delayed by one day
New cell towers in Peters Township:

Regular Council Meeting
Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
Council Chambers, Municipal Building
610 East McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317


5.D. Authorize the appropriate Township official to execute a lease agreement with New
Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC for the purpose of installing and operating a cellular
communication facility in Peterswood Park

Mr. Lauer provided an update on proposed cell towers/antennas throughout the Township. Mr.
Lauer explained that Verizon indicated that they need to be on a higher tower than the proposed
90 foot tower in Peterswood Park. Therefore, Mr. Lauer suggested moving forward with the
proposed lease agreement with New Cingular Wireless PCS for a tower near the football field in
Peterswood Park. The agreement will include a monthly lease payment and sports lighting for
the football field.
Steve Renz – 838 E. McMurray Road – Mr. Renz asked for clarification as to if the antennas were
being added to the electrical towers or if a new tower was being installed. Mr. Lauer explained
that AT&T will be adding a new tower and the Township will be encouraging Verizon to add an
antenna to a current utility tower
.
Motion: To authorize the appropriate Township official to execute a lease agreement with New
Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC for the purpose of installing and operating a cellular communication
facility in Peterswood Park
Action: Approve, Moved by Frank Arcuri, Seconded by Robert Lewis
Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 6)
Yes: Frank Arcuri, Frank Kosir Jr., Gary Stiegel Jr., Robert Lewis, Allison Shanafelt, Matt Rost

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Fall foliage on Arrowhead Trail in Peterswood Park