The burn ban is in effect in Summit Hill Borough

 Summit Hill Fire Chief, Shawn Hoben, has announced a burn ban in effect until further notice.

If caught burning, you can be cited. This means that all burning of any kind is not allowed in the Borough of Summit Hill until further notice! This includes: burn barrels, fire pits, chimineas, etc. Also, be cautious about smoking outdoors. A flick of a cigarette can cause brush fires too! Make sure to put them out properly!



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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.

Street Sweeping in the Borough Starts Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Street sweeping Street sweeping will begin on Tuesday, April 19th and continue over the next few weeks, weather permitting.  Please watch for your street to be posted and move your vehicles accordingly. 

Streets to be swept will be posted 24 hours in advance.

Electronic Recycling

Electronics Recycling will be April 25, 2016. Make sure the items are out the night before. Items to be picked up during this recycling include: TV’s, Computers, Keyboards, Monitors, etc. All TVs must be in one piece with no parts removed or they will not be taken. This will be a curbside pickup and will be for Summit Hill Residents ONLY.  Any other items that are placed out with the electronics will not be taken.

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Borough Hall

40 West Amidon Street
Suite 3
Summit Hill, PA 18250

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

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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