Welcome to the Summit Hill Website!

Summit Hill Borough welcomes you to our Website! Summit Hill is a beautiful community located in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Carbon County. The elevation of Summit Hill is at 1600 feet above sea level. Our beautiful hilltop community was founded 1791 by a hunter named Philip Ginder when he discovered Anthracite coal on Sharp Mountain, now called Summit Hill.  Summit Hill is also known for the birthplace of the Switchback gravity railroad. It was the first gravity railroad in the United States.

Civil War monument in Ludow Park


Spring Clean-up Schedule
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 will be for the East side of town along with Knepper's Trailer Court and East and West White Bear Drive will be picked up.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, REGULAR trash pickup for the East Side.

Wednesday May 7, 2014 will be for the West side of town along with Laurel Drive and East and West Mountaintop Road will be picked up.  This day will also be regular garbage pickup.

Items to be picked up include:  tires (no more than 5), tire rims, auto body parts, refrigerators, freezers, vending machines, dehumidifiers, water coolers, heat pumps, washers, dryers and stoves.  All items shall have all chemicals removed and doors taken off. Freon must be removed from refrigerators, air conditioners etc. and tagged or they will not take them.  In addition, up to 10 bags of garbage will be collected.  NO ELECTRONICS WILL BE PICKED UP SUCH AS TV’S, COMPUTERS, KEYBOARDS, MONITORS ETC…

Borough Hall

40 West Amidon Street
Suite 3
Summit Hill, PA 18250

Phone: 570-645-2305
Fax: 570-645-9449

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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.

Borough Council meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month.   

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