Yard Waste

How to Manage Yard Waste:

York County residents can deliver yard waste to the Resource Recovery Center where it will be diverted to the Small Load Drop-off Facility provided the material is free of contaminants and meets end user requirements.  Yard waste includes leaves, garden residues, shrubbery, tree trimmings that do no exceed 6 feet in length or 12 inches in diameter and tree stumps that do not exceed 12 inches in diameter.  Grass clippings, tree trimmings that exceed 6 feet in length or 12 inches in diameter and tree stumps that exceed 12 inches in diameter are not accepted.  Yard waste delivered that is contaminated or unacceptable to the end-user will be mixed with regular garbage and processed at the RRC.

Yard waste is accepted from residents during regular Resource Recovery Center hours which are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM and on Saturday from 8:00 AM until noon.

How to Manage Grass Clippings:

Best option: Use a mulching mower and let your grass clippings work for you.  Mulched grass provides moisture and nitrogen to keep your lawn looking great.  If you don’t have a mulching mower, low-cost conversion kits are available that fit most mowers.  Another idea is to place grass clippings on your vegetable garden or around your hedges.  You can also add grass clippings in a backyard compost bin. There are many varieties in stores or you can make a bin of your own.  As a last resort, you can place grass clippings in your regular garbage or bring them to the Resource Recovery Center (minimum $10 waste disposal fee at the Resource Recovery Center).

How to Manage Stumps and Tree Trimmings Larger Than 12 Inches In Diameter?

Modern Landfill in Windsor and Lower Windsor Townships and H&H in Spring Grove accept stumps and tree trimmings larger than 12 inches in diameter.

Call for more info: 
– Modern Landfill: 717-246-2686
– H&H: 717-225-4669

 Yard Waste Disposal Alternatives:

Start your own backyard compost program, or check with your municipality to see if your community offers a leaf and yard waste collection program.

Learn More About Backyard Composting

Also Accepting Yard Waste From the Public:

Spring Valley Mulch
2770 Mill Creek Road

Dover , PA 17315
Phone: (717) 292-3476

Public can drop off Yard Waste Monday through Friday, 7AM to 4PM 

Visit office and an associate will help customer dump yard waste in the appropriate area.

  • Yes – shrub clippings
  • Yes – tree trimmings less than 21 inches in diameter
  • No – roots
  • No – mulch
  • No – grass
  • No – tree trimmings larger than 21 inches in diameter

Accepting Wood Pallets From the Public:

Spring Valley Mulch
2770 Mill Creek Road

Dover , PA 17315
Phone: 717- 292-3476

H&H General Excavating
660 Old Hanover Road

Spring Grove, PA 17362-8914
Phone: 717-225-4669