Will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at the Township Building as scheduled. Two supervisors and the secretary will be in attendance. Other officials and staff will call in. Attendance limit to 6 persons for social distancing. Call in number is 1 (571) 317-3122 Access Code: 380-691-925#.

Township Building closed to public access

In accordance with the Luzerne County state of emergency, the Township Building is no longer accessible to the public. However, Township staff continues to work in the building. Call 570-868-6400 or send messages by email to Staff will assist you in any way that they can.

Easter Egg Hunt CANCELED

After careful consideration, the Rice Township Board of Supervisors regrets to announce the cancelation of its Easter Egg Hunt to have been held on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 1:00PM. In an abundance of caution, given current events concerning COVID-19 (the coronavirus), the Supervisors recognize that the large number of people attracted to the event including grandparents might be at risk for exposure to the disease. The Supervisors thank the staff and residents who were working to put on the Egg Hunt for all their hard work up. The Supervisors anticipate hosting a community event in the fall.

Updated MACOG and Recycling Hours


Location:  Oak Hill Road in the Crestwood Industrial Park
Hours:  Wednesday 10am-2pm and Saturday 10am-4pm, April 2nd thru November
Requires Annual Permit ($10 for residents, $50 for landscapers), which may be purchased from the Township Secretary during normal business hours.

Leaves, grass and small branches are accepted.

Mulch will be available for purchase, rates to be announced.

The annual leaf pickup program for 2017 will begin on October 16th and end on November 16th.  To participate, you MUST have a COG sticker for 2017 ($10.00) and you MUST register with the Township Secretary at the Township Office,  Leaves must be in clear plastic bags.  After November 16, you may take your leaves to the COG recycling center.


Attendant:  Curt Hardiman
Hours of Operation:  Saturday 9am-2pm
Beginning April 6th, Summer Hours are in effect: 
Saturday 9am-2pm and Wednesday 4pm to 7pm