WNEP-TV 's Morning Meteorologist Joe Snedecker will be riding through our area on day 4 of GO JOE 27, his annual bike ride to help raise critical funds towards resources for individuals and families served by St. Joseph’s Center! We will want to be a part of the cheers of encouragement when Joe passes by several noteworthy Butler Township landmarks. After starting his day in Freeland at Martin Square, Joe's next stop will be at Country Charm Early Learning Center to meet the children and staff! As Joe travels west, he will pass the Butler Township Firehouse/Valley Regional Fire & Rescue Building right across Route 309. Further down the road we hope to have Joe ride through the parking lot at the Butler Township Community Center and Freedom park where the Summer Park Program kids will be starting their next to last day of 2024. He will then head towards Conyngham, Sybertsville, and finally a stop in Sugarloaf before climbing Nescopeck Mountain to a live broadcast at noon in Berwick. If you watch WNEP-TV, especially in the morning, you know that this is the "Year of the Inflatables! Staff from St. Joe’s will be arriving ahead of him at Country Charm selling beach balls , hats, and t-shirts! All proceeds will go towards St. Joseph’s Center. You can also order here: Please come out to Butler Drive in support of Joe on Thursday July 25th and also consider a donation to this worthy cause. There are several ways to make a donation: Click Here: or send check/money order (made out to St. Joseph's Center) to Go Joe 27, c/o St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.



Burning in Butler Township:

Controlled Burning and Open Burning:

Permitted ONLY Wednesdays 7AM - 7PM and Saturdays 7AM - 4PM

(providing these days are not national holidays) 


Controlled Burning:

You do not need a permit for this type of burning IF you are burning in a fire pit or burn barrel.


Open Burning:

You WILL need a permit for this type of burn.

The burn area shall be no larger than 7' radius and no taller than 5'.


In any burning instance, you are only allowed to burn organic material and lumber cutoffs.

(no treated lumber or plywood)

No table scraps, no household refuse, no papers, no cardboard. 


Permits can be applied for in person or online.

pdfControlled Open Burning Permit Application

*The purpose of a permit is to keep police and fire services informed that regulated outdoor burning activities are taking place at specific times and locations.

Talen Energy 2024 Emergency Preparedness GuideTalen Energy mailed the 2024 Emergency Preparedness Guide to area residents within the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station evacuation zone and asks that you keep this brochure in a convenient location and readily available for your use. It contains information and planning resources for any emergency situation at and around the plant. There are also SPECIAL ASSISTANCE and FARMER'S ASSISTANCE cards to be completed and mailed back if required during an emergency. You can visit for another copy.

If you have any questions, please contact your County Emergency Management Agency at these numbers:

Luzerne - 570-820-4400, Columbia - 570-389-5720

or email Butler Township/Conyngham Borough EMC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

best buy recyle program pennsylvaniaBest Buy Retail Stores in Pennsylvania are once again accepting televisions and monitors (up to 49”) for recycling. There are a few restrictions, and a fee in most cases, associated with this program. It is important to ensure residents are made aware of the restrictions and potential fees prior to taking their televisions/monitors to a Best Buy Retail Store for drop off:

  • Only televisions/monitors up to 49 inches will be accepted.
  • There is a limit or two items per day (two televisions or two monitors; or one of each).
  • Best Buy branded televisions and monitors (Dynex or Insignia) will be accepted at no charge.
  • Televisions and monitors of other brands will be accepted, but the resident will be charged $29.99 per television or monitor. Residents paying the collection fee will be issued a $30 Best Buy Gift Card. Please note, this collection fee model is acceptable in accordance with Section 504 of the Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA).

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