Recycle Drop-Off Center

The Recycle Drop-Off Center is open 7 days a week during daylight hours  and is located at 2685 Blackthorne Court, York, PA 17406.  NOTICE: Starting September 10, 2018, the following changes will be in effect:

The Facility will be open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM and Saturday from 8AM to noon.  The Facility will be closed on holidays and gated after hours.  Items accepted at the facility will now include only aluminum, steel and bi-metal cans and corrugated cardboard.  The change is a response to China’s ban on contaminated recyclables and a realignment of accepted materials with permit requirements.

What Types of Recyclables Are Currently Accepted at the Recycle Drop-Off Center Until September 10:

Glass:
• Clear, blue, brown and green glass food & beverage containers
√ Rinse thoroughly to ensure they are free of contaminants and residue.
√ Remove caps or lids and dispose of them in the trash.
√ It is not necessary to remove labels and neck rings

Metal:
• Aluminum beverage cans
• Steel and bi-metal food & beverage cans
√ Rinse thoroughly to ensure they are free of contaminants and residue.
√ Remove caps or lids and dispose of them in the trash.
√ It is not necessary to remove labels

Plastic:
• Plastic bottles and jugs #1, #2 and #5 with a neck.
√ Rinse thoroughly to ensure they are free of contaminants and residue.
√ Remove caps or lids and dispose of them in the trash.
√ It is not necessary to remove labels and neck rings

Cardboard, Newspaper and Cartons:
• All sizes of cardboard boxes dry and flattened
• Shelf-stable and refrigerated food and beverage cartons (rinse cartons and remove and dispose of caps)
• Newspapers
√ Remove packaging (Styrofoam “peanuts,” plastic bubble wrap, liners, etc.)
√ Break down and flatten ALL boxes.

Clothing and Shoes:
Clean clothing and shoes are accepted in the Salvation Army drop-off bin located at our Recycle Drop-off facility located at 2685 Blackthorne Court, York, PA 17406.  If you have furniture, appliances or any other items for the Salvation Army, DO NOT BRING THEM TO THE RECYCLE DROP-OFF CENTER.  Contact the Salvation Army directly for information on donating these items.

NOT ACCEPTED:

Paperboard.  For example: no cereal boxes, shoe boxes, tissue boxes or paper towel/toilet paper rolls.

Office paper or “mixed paper” such as: junk mail, envelopes, letterhead, copier paper, magazines, catalogues, post cards.

Aerosol cans, paint cans.

Pizza boxes.

Thank you for Recycling!  

Directions to the York County Solid Waste Authority Recycle Drop-off Center

2685 Blackthorne Court, York, PA 17406

From I-83:
Proceed on I-83 to Exit 21 (Arsenal Rd/Route 30E). As you come off the exit ramp, get immediately into the far left turning lane and proceed to stoplight at intersection of Toronita Street and Route 30E (you will see the “Round the Clock Diner” at this intersection.) Turn left onto Toronita Street (Toronita turns into Blackbridge Road). Proceed approximately ¾ of a mile to Blackgum Court. Turn left onto Blackgum Court and proceed up the hill to Blackthorne Court. Turn left onto Blackthorne Court and the entrance to the Recycle Drop-off Center will be on your left.

From Rt. 30:
At the stoplight at the intersection of Toronita Street and Route 30 (you will see the “Round the Clock Diner” at this intersection), turn north onto Toronita Street (Toronita turns into Blackbridge Road). Proceed approximately ¾ of a mile to Blackgum Court. Turn left onto Blackgum Court and proceed up the hill to Blackthorne Court. Turn left onto Blackthorne Court and the entrance to the Recycle Drop-off Center will be on your left.