Free Litter Disposal Program Guidelines & Application

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM?

The litter disposal program is an opportunity for community organizations to collect and dispose of roadside litter at the York County Resource Recovery Center (RRC) at no cost to the group.  Organizations must pre-register for the event by calling the York County Solid Waste Authority at (717) 845-1066.  Applicants will be asked to provide information regarding the type of organization, contact person, phone, address, date and location of clean-up and date of litter delivery to the RRC.  Once registered, groups will receive guidelines for participation and a vehicle dashboard placard that will enable them to enter the RRC to deliver litter.  The litter disposal program is a great way for community and civic groups to participate in an event that honors our planet and cleans up our community.

WHO MAY PARTICIPATE?

Any civic or service group, or municipality sponsoring a community clean-up.  Groups MUST PRE-REGISTER with the York County Solid Waste Authority.

WHAT TYPES OF LITTER ARE ACCEPTED?    

Wet or soiled paper and cardboard

Styrofoam, unnumbered plastic and plastic container lids

Grocery bags (If not wet or soiled, can be recycled at local grocery stores)

Plastic wrap and aluminum foil

Broken glass

Tires (Must be off the rim and cannot exceed 32” diameter and 12” tread width)  

Furniture

Appliances (except televisions, computers, computer peripherals)

Other combustible items found along the roadway

HOW SHOULD RECYCLABLES BE HANDLED?

Recyclable items must be separated from litter.  These items include: uncontaminated plastics #’s 1-7; aluminum cans, steel/bi-metal cans; unbroken clear and colored glass containers; dry paper and cardboard.  These materials can be taken to the Authority’s public recycle drop-off center located at 2685 Blackthorne Court.  There is a sign directing residents to the drop off area where Blackthorne Court meets Blackbridge Road, just south of the RRC.

WHAT MATERIALS ARE NOT ACCEPTED?

Hazardous and radioactive materials

Explosives

Loads consisting primarily of tires

Bricks and cement blocks

Televisions, computers, computer peripherals must be recycled.

~Pennsylvania’s “Covered Device Recycling Act” (Act 108) prohibits the acceptance of “covered devices” including televisions, desktop and laptop computers, computer monitors and computer peripherals at all Pennsylvania solid waste disposal facilities and also prohibits residents from placing them at the curb for waste pick-up.  As of January 24, 2013 these devices will not be accepted at the York County Resource Recover Center. The York County Solid Waste Authority will accept electronics which originated from York County residences only at the Small Load Drop-off Facility. Please click here for more info on electronics recycling. Penn and Fairview Townships are conducting satellite electronics recycling programs at their municipal sites.  All York County residents are welcome to participate.  Both Penn and Fairview Townships offer weekday and Saturday collections.  Residents should call or visit their websites for exact days and times. York County businesses, organizations and schools that wish to recycle electronic devices may contact electronics recycling vendors directly.