Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Click the headers below for relevant information about College Township and the Centre Region.

AccuWeather Report, State College, PA
Click here to go to AccuWeather's latest forecast and current weather conditions for State College, Pennsylvania.

Advanced Disposal -State College
Advanced Disposal
2560 Clyde Avenue
State College, PA 16801

Phone: 800-338-8971
Fax: 814-237-5327

Hours of Operation
Monday 8 am - 4 pm
Tuesday 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 8 am - 4 pm
Thursday 8 am - 4 pm
Friday 8 am - 4 pm
Saturday CLOSED

Consider signing up for Advanced Disposal's service alerts. See their website for sign-up details.

Aquatics - Swimming Pools Guide
A convenient site describing aquatics facilities and activities in the Centre Region.

Centre Region Council of Governments
Centre Region Council of Governments (CRCOG)
2643 Gateway Drive
State College, PA 16801
Executive Office: 814-231-3077

CRCOG Executive Director: Mr. James Steff
Centre Region Fire Director: Mr. Steve Bair
Centre Region Code Administration Director: Dr. Walter Schneider
Centre Regional Planning Agency Director: Mr. James May
Centre Region Parks and Recreation Director: Pamela J. Salokangas
Centre Region Refuse & Recycling Administrator: Pamela J. Adams
Schlow Centre Region Library: Ms. Catherine Alloway
Centre Region Emergency Management: Mr. Shawn Kauffman


Bryce Jordan Center
Get the latest on concerts and events held at the Bryce Jordan Center located in College Township on the Penn State campus. Buy tickets, select seating, check out the "rumor mill" and much more.

Central PA Fourth Fest
Link to the site with all the information you'll need to enjoy a Happy Valley celebration of our nation's Independence Day. The fireworks display has consistently been ranked among the top 10 displays in the nation. See what is being planned for the next 4th of July celebration.

Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA)
Connect to the Centre Region's mass transit system. The award winning CATA system is the way to travel throughout College Township and the Centre Region. This link takes you to CATA's homepage from which you can pinpoint your destination and identify the correct bus route to get you there with ease!

Centre County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Whenever you choose to visit, make the Centre County/Penn State Visitor Center, located at 800 E. Park Avenue, State College, PA, across from Beaver Stadium, or the Bellefonte Satellite Center, located at 320 West High Street, Bellefonte, PA, in the historic Train Station in beautiful Talleyrand Park, your first stop.

Staff of the Centre County Convention and Visitors Bureau are also available to assist you in planning your trip by calling 1-800-358-5466 or 814-231-1400. Visitors may also email us at:

Centre County Refuse and Recycling Authority
Centre County Refuse and Recycling Authority has answers to all your recycling questions.

Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority
All the information you need to "recreate" in the Centre Region is a click away when you connect to the Centre Region Parks and Recreation site. Get information on facilities, programs, schedules, discounted tickets and much more at this information-packed site.

Pamela J. Salokangas
Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority
2643 Gateway Drive, Suite #1
State College, PA 16801
Take a moment to visit for pertinent information on State College, Pennsylvania, and many other towns across the United States.

College Township Code Online
Do you have questions about zoning issues, streets and roads or animal control in College Township? If so, you now have at your disposal the mechanism for researching all township ordinances contained within the adopted College Township Code. Click on this link to be re-directed to the online version of the College Township Code.

Ferguson Township Website
See what's happening at Ferguson Township.

Harris Township Website
See what's happening at Harris Township.

Lemont Village Association
The Lemont Village Association sponsors many events to foster a feeling of community in the Village and to encourage visitors to the Village of Lemont.

Patton Township Website
See what's happening at Patton Township.

The Pennsylvania State University
This link provides all information related to Penn State University.

PENNSYLVANIA - State Agencies

Schlow Centre Region Library
Everything you need to know about Schlow Centre Region Library, the Centre Region's public library, located at the intersection of E. Beaver Avenue and S. Allen Street in downtown State College. Find hours of operation, apply for a library card, check-out materials and much more all on-line. Click here now!

Spring Creek Water Resource Monitoring Project (WRMP)
Water Resources Monitoring Project (WRMP)

In order to fulfill the goal: Measure Watershed Quality and Set Goals for Improvement, the Spring Creek Watershed Association initiated the Water Resources Monitoring Project (WRMP) in January 1998. The project was designed by the Water Resources Monitoring Committee to establish baseline data to be used for the long-term protection of Spring Creek and its tributaries. In 1999, baseline data collection began with base-flow monitoring and soon expanded to include ground-water and storm-water monitoring.

There are several volunteer and internship opportunities available including:

  • Collection of field data 
  • Data entry Database management 
  • Assistance with public forums

For more information about WRMP or if you would like to volunteer for the Water Resources Monitoring Project, please contact Nick Schipanski at (814) 237-0400

"The acronym 'MS4' is short for a "Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System". From a practical perspective, it implies that a municipality, or municipality-like entity, has a stormwater permit and is required by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to develop and implement a stormwater management program to reduce the contamination of stormwater runoff and prohibit illicit discharges..." -
Please click the title above to go directly to the website.

State College Area School District
Young College Township students (K - 12) are served by the State College Area School District.

State College Borough, PA Website
See what's happening at the Borough.

Town & Gown's Guide to Neighborhoods
Town&Gown magazine's annual guide to neighborhoods in the Centre Region. Excellent information to acclimate new residents of the Centre Region, and College Township, to the many and varied neighborhoods in the area. A "must read" for all those relocating to the area.

Weather Service - PSU Campus
"Happy Valley" weather forecasts and around-the-clock severe weather coverage. The Campus Weather Service at Penn State is a volunteer weather forecasting organization that is entirely student-run. In continuous operation since 1968.

When It Rains, It Drains
What is Storm Water? Storm water is water from precipitation that flows across the ground and pavement when it rains or when snow and ice melt. The water seeps into the ground or drains into what we call storm sewers. These are the drains you see at street corners or at low points on the sides of streets. Collectively, the draining water is called storm water run off.
But what happens when "good rain goes wrong"? Click here to read how this can affect your money, safety, health and environment.