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The Cameron County Recycling Center offers the residents of Cameron County the ability to recycle these items:
  • #1 & #2 Plastic Bottles
  • Corrugated Cardboard-Paper Board-Newspapers (with inserts)-Magazines-Catalogs-Office Envelopes-Junk Mail
  • Shredded paper (bagged separately)
  • Bi-Metal and Aluminum Cans
  • Brown, Green and Clear Bottles
If you don't see it on the list, please do not take it to the Center! 
As the signs at the center convey, IT IS ILLEGAL TO DUMP TRASH IN SOMEONE ELSE'S DUMPSTER....DO NOT DO IT!  If illegal dumping takes place, you will be subject to further actions.

Cameron County is not mandated by the state to offer recycling, so please do not misuse the center and its employees or we will have no other option but to shut it down.  We value our dedicated employees who must sort through these items.


If you have any questions about items, please call Tara Newton, Recycling Coordinator, at 814-486-9335.

Please Recycle Responsibly and Correctly.....Keep Cameron County Beautiful!


Defining the Yellow Phase: (from State website directives)

As regions or counties move into the yellow phase, some restrictions on work and social interaction will ease while others, such as closures of schools, gyms and other indoor recreation centers, hair and nail salons, as well as limitations around large gatherings, remain in place.

On Monday, May 4, the administration will release guidance for businesses permitted to reopen on May 8 in 24 counties.  The guidance is being developed through collaboration with the affected counties, Team PA, the Department of Health, The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Community and Economic Development and the Department of Labor & Industry, among others.  Guidance will build on existing safety and building safety orders released in April.

Work & Congregate Setting Restrictions
  • Telework Must Continue Where Feasible
  • Businesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Business and Building Safety Orders
  • Child Care Open Complying with Guidance
  • Congregate Care and Prison Restrictions in Place
  • Schools Remain Closed for In-Person Instruction
Social Restrictions
  • Stay at Home Order Lifted for Aggressive Mitigation
  • Large Gathering of More than 25 Prohibited
  • In-Person Retail Allowable, Curbside Pick-up and Delivery Preferable
  • Indoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities and Personal Care Services (such as gyms, spas, hair salons, nail salons and other entities that provide massage therapy) and all Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters) Remain Closed
  • Restaurants and Bars Limited to Carry-Out and Delivery Only
All businesses not specifically mentioned as restricted from re-opening may re-open if they follow the forthcoming guidance.

Commissioner's Update 4/7/2020

Cameron County COVID-19 Preparedness UPDATE

The Cameron County Commissioners, in collaboration with the Office of Emergency Services, are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 virus outbreak and its potential impacts on Cameron County.  This is a very trying and disruptive time in all our daily lives.  We are receiving daily updates from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Governor’s Office and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  We have also been corresponding daily with our Governor, State & Federal Senators and Representatives and/or their staff along with other State Agencies with our concerns for Cameron County. 

 County offices remain working with limited staff (as most are working remotely) even though the offices are closed to the public. With that said, do not hesitate to reach out to any of the County Commissioners with any concerns or questions.  You may feel disconnected and just want to hear another voice. We are here for you.  The safety of our County, our employees and our constituents is our number one concern. 

We strongly encourage all residents of Cameron County to follow the CDC and Department of Health guidelines, which you can find on our web site ( The guidelines are changing daily, if not hourly, so please adhere to these suggestions!  We will get through this and will be stronger for it. 

Cameron County Commissioners

Lori J. Reed, Chair  814-486-9323
James D. Moate  814-486-9325
Ann M. Losey   814-486-9324

Public Notice

Drop Box is now available at the Cameron County Courthouse

Due to the Courthouse being closed to public access, we have mounted a drop box on the building.  It is located on the Chestnut Street side of the building at the base of the handicap ramp.  Please drop off any payments, correspondence, etc. for any office housed at the Courthouse.  We will check this daily at the end of the day.  Should you have specific questions for any office, please refer to the COVID-19 page here on the website for contact information.
Thank You and Stay Safe!

Public Notice

Concerned about price-gouging?

This situation is under the purview of the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office.  Please send your specific information concerning the gouging to

Public Notice for Business Owners

UPDATE:  Online forms are now available on the DCED website at
Enforcement timing will change and become effective on Monday, March 23 at 8:00AM

Questions about whether or not a business is considered "life-sustaining," or whether or not it must close, can be directed to

In extenuating circumstances, special exemptions will be granted to businesses that are supplying or servicing health care providers.
If you would like to request an exemption, please e-mail and they will respond to you shortly with a formal process for applying for the exemption

Courthouse Restrictions- Court Order

Click here to review Administrative Order of Court related to courthouse access restrictions imposed by the 59th Judicial District.

For your convenience, if you need access, please contact the Office you need to do business with prior to coming to the Courthouse.  Thank you.

Cameron County Comprehensive Plan

Cameron County Comprehensive Plan is now available.  The 2020 plan was completed in cooperation with McKean and Potter Counties.  Click Here to review.

Dog License Application

Click Here to print a dog license application.  Mail to Cameron County Treasurer at 20 East 5th Street, Emporium, PA  15834

For Latest Updates and Press Releases for Cameron County

Please click on the Covid-19 tab and then choose documents for the latest information concerning the Cameron County Courthouse