Next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program:
Directions to the Yard Waste Transfer Facility|
Flour Mill Road, York, PA 17406
Before delivering yard waste to the transfer facility, you must stop at the Resource Recovery Center scale house and obtain a gate token (gate token not needed for annual Christmas tree collection program conducted December 26-January 31, the ongoing electronics recycling events and other special programs as designated by the Authority.)
Proceed on I-83 to Exit 21 (old exit 9--Arsenal Rd/Rt.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 Rt. 30E (you will see the "Round the Clock Diner" at this intersection).
At the stoplight, turn left onto Toronita Street (Toronita turns into Blackbridge Road). Proceed approximately 2 miles to Flour Mill Road. Turn right on Flour Mill Road, the Yard Waste Transfer Facility will be on your right.
From Rt. 30:
At the stoplight at the intersection of Toronita Street and Rt. 30 (you will see the "Round the Clock Diner" at this intersection), turn north onto Toronita Street (Toronita turns into Blackbridge Road).
Proceed approximately 2 miles to Flour Mill Road. Turn right onto Flour Mill Road, the Yard Waste Transfer Facility will be on your right.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 9AM to 1PM
at the Authority's Yard Waste Transfer Facility
Flour Mill Road, York, PA 17406
Can’t make this event?
to learn about our new “At Your Door Special Collection Service” available to ALL York County residents up to two times per calendar year.
York County residents: Safely manage household hazardous waste by bringing it to this free household hazardous waste collection program.
Household hazardous waste includes any products from the home which are corrosive (drain cleaners or bleach), flammable (gasoline), reactive (chemistry kits) or toxic (pesticides).
The program benefits York County by identifying hazardous wastes found in the home and providing an opportunity to manage these materials in a safe and efficient manner.
Here's How You Can Participate:
Examples of Accepted Items:
- All York County homeowners or residential tenants are eligible to participate in this program. Due to state regulatory requirements, commercial entities are not eligible to participate. In addition, homeowners and residential tenants who reside in a municipality that has contractually agreed to deliver waste only to the York County Resource Recovery Center may also participate. Those municipalities include Swatara Township, Highspire Borough, and McSherrystown Borough.
- There is no fee to participate in the program, the Authority provides this service to York County residents as part of our integrated waste management system and a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
- After collection, a licensed hazardous waste commercial hauler, hired by the Authority, will transport the material to permitted hazardous waste disposal sites at these sites the materials will be recycled, neutralized, incinerated or landfilled.
Thermometers containing mercury, liquid mercury, auto products (transmission and brake fluids, car batteries, antifreeze), rechargeable batteries--Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), and Small Sealed Lead (Pb), driveway sealant, fluorescent light bulbs, gasoline and kerosene, herbicides, pesticides and insecticides, household cleaners (oven, drain, etc.), photographic and pool chemicals.
Do Not Bring:
Latex or oil-based paint. Paint can be placed in your regular garbage for pick-up. Seal the containers tightly to prevent spillage. The Resource Recovery Center uses an air pollution control system to ensure safe processing. Also, no Aerosol Cans, Alkaline Batteries (AA's, AAA's, C's, D's, etc.), Explosives, Ammunition, Propane Tanks, Radioactive Waste or Used Motor Oil.
Alkaline batteries may be disposed of in your regular garbage.
For further questions regarding how to safely dispose of other items not specified on our website
please call the Authority at 717-845-1066.
Why is Household Hazardous Waste a Potential Problem?
There are potential short and long term consequences from the improper management of household hazardous wastes.
What Can You Do About Household Hazardous Waste?
- Improper storage or use of hazardous products in the home can increase the risk of accidental poisoning or injury.
- Disposal of household hazardous wastes in ordinary refuse could injure sanitation workers. Some products are chemically incompatible, and may lead to fires in dumpsters or garbage trucks.
- Pouring waste down the drain puts it directly into septic tanks or sewage treatment plants that may not be able to filter out or properly treat hazardous materials. This can lead to the contamination of groundwater or surface waters where treatment plants discharge.
Learn How to Reduce Your Hazardous Waste
- Educate Yourself. Learn more about the products that you use in your home, garden and workshop, and about how waste is managed in your community.
- As a York County resident, you can bring your household hazardous waste to the York County Solid Waste Authority’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Programs. They are opportunities for you to clean your home and storage areas of hazardous wastes.
- Try to find non-hazardous or less hazardous substitutes. In some cases, substitutes may require a little more work, but are well worth the effort to protect the environment. A list of hazardous product alternatives is available from the Authority.
- Store hazardous products in their original containers.