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Welcome to the York County Solid Waste Authority

Providing long-term programs and infrastructure

for waste reduction, reuse and recycling.

 

PLEASE NOTE: YCSWA is NOT a trash hauler. We do not pick up your garbage. If you are having issues with trash removal, please call your trash disposal company. Click here to find out who that is.

Who is the York County Solid Waste Authority?

See how YCSWA is using waste-to-energy technology to keep our county and environment clean and healthy.

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Vermicomposting: Worms with an  Appetite (for Waste)!
Vermicomposting: Worms with an Appetite (for Waste)!

Discover how composting works! Learn all about nature’s recycler, the red wiggler, and how these worms recycle food waste into…

The YCSWA Plans to Submit a Permit Application to Build a Waste Transfer Station

The mission of the York County Solid Waste Authority (YCSWA) is to facilitate responsible solid waste management in York County.…

York County Solid Waste Authority Elicits Feedback from Residents On Future of York County’s Waste Management System

The York County Solid Waste Authority (YCSWA) recently posted a survey link on www.ycswa.com and on billboards throughout York County,…

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We frequently get asked how to properly dispose of paints, inks and dyes. There are three easy ways to get rid of these items that you no longer want or need. Here are the options:
• If they are still usable do an internet search for “donate paint/ink/dyes York PA” and you will find organizations that accept donations.  
• Dispose of them in the regular garbage. Solidify any remaining paint in the can by adding kitty litter, shredded paper or a commercial paint hardener available at home improvement stores. We recommend that you double bag it to prevent spillage during transport, as well. 
• Bring them to the Small Load Drop-Off Area located at the York County Resource Recovery Center.

Visit our website at www.ycswa.com/paint/ for more detailed information.

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We frequently get asked how to properly dispose of paints, inks and dyes. There are three easy ways to get rid of these items that you no longer want or need. Here are the options:
• If they are still usable do an internet search for “donate paint/ink/dyes York PA” and you will find organizations that accept donations.
• Dispose of them in the regular garbage. Solidify any remaining paint in the can by adding kitty litter, shredded paper or a commercial paint hardener available at home improvement stores. We recommend that you double bag it to prevent spillage during transport, as well.
• Bring them to the Small Load Drop-Off Area located at the York County Resource Recovery Center.

Visit our website at www.ycswa.com/paint/ for more detailed information.

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It’s grilling season! 

We field a lot of questions about PROPANE TANK DISPOSAL during this time of year.

Pressurized propane tanks which contain flammable gases cannot be disposed of in your regular trash due to risk of explosion and fire. If the tank is completely empty and the pressure valve has been removed, contact a local scrap metal recycling facility to ask if they will accept it. Empty 16-ounce propane canisters can be disposed of in the regular trash.

If the gas tank still contains a pressure valve, there are several local businesses that will accept it to refill or recycle. Click the link below for a list of these facilities. 

https://www.ycswa.com/gas-tanks/?hilite=propane+tank

#keepyorkcountycleanandsafe

It’s grilling season!

We field a lot of questions about PROPANE TANK DISPOSAL during this time of year.

Pressurized propane tanks which contain flammable gases cannot be disposed of in your regular trash due to risk of explosion and fire. If the tank is completely empty and the pressure valve has been removed, contact a local scrap metal recycling facility to ask if they will accept it. Empty 16-ounce propane canisters can be disposed of in the regular trash.

If the gas tank still contains a pressure valve, there are several local businesses that will accept it to refill or recycle. Click the link below for a list of these facilities.

www.ycswa.com/gas-tanks/?hilite=propane+tank

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YCSWA recently posted a survey link on www.ycswa.com and on billboards throughout York County asking residents to “Talk Trash to Us”. The survey, located at www.TalkTrashToUs.com is an effort from the YCSWA to gain knowledge about how those who live and work in York County perceive the YCSWA and what they would like to see in trash management in the future.

Visit www.ycswa.com/news/media-releases/ to read the full media release.
#keepyorkcountycleanandsafe

YCSWA recently posted a survey link on www.ycswa.com and on billboards throughout York County asking residents to “Talk Trash to Us”. The survey, located at www.TalkTrashToUs.com is an effort from the YCSWA to gain knowledge about how those who live and work in York County perceive the YCSWA and what they would like to see in trash management in the future.

Visit www.ycswa.com/news/media-releases/ to read the full media release.
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Vehicle fluids are toxic to the environment and are considered household hazardous waste. So, what is the proper way to dispose of these harmful liquids? 

Never pour vehicle fluids such as antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, hydraulic fluid, motor oil, etc. down a household drain or storm drain. Instead, take the fluids to a local business that will accept them for proper disposal. 

Visit www.ycswa.com/vehicle-fluids/ to view a list of York County businesses that accept vehicle fluids for recycling.  

#keepyorkcountycleanandsafe

Vehicle fluids are toxic to the environment and are considered household hazardous waste. So, what is the proper way to dispose of these harmful liquids?

Never pour vehicle fluids such as antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, hydraulic fluid, motor oil, etc. down a household drain or storm drain. Instead, take the fluids to a local business that will accept them for proper disposal.

Visit www.ycswa.com/vehicle-fluids/ to view a list of York County businesses that accept vehicle fluids for recycling.

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When items we wish could be recycled but really aren’t recyclable go to the recycling facility, they have to be manually removed which is dangerous for the facility workers. These items are ultimately put in the trash and sent to our waste-to-energy facility, the York County Resource Recovery Center.
Wish-cycling does not work for York County. 

Help out by learning more at www.PennWaste.com or www.ycswa.com.

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When items we wish could be recycled but really aren’t recyclable go to the recycling facility, they have to be manually removed which is dangerous for the facility workers. These items are ultimately put in the trash and sent to our waste-to-energy facility, the York County Resource Recovery Center.
Wish-cycling does not work for York County.

Help out by learning more at www.PennWaste.com or www.ycswa.com.

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YCSWA is excited to participate in Explore York’s MAKER’S SPIRIT event by offering a tour of The York County Resource Recovery Center (YCRRC). The YCRRC is a waste-to-energy facility that uses garbage as fuel to produce steam to power a turbine to generate electricity. It is designated under PA legislation as a source of “green power”. Visitors will be given an overview of the process of waste-to-energy followed by a walking tour of the facility, which includes the Tipping Floor, the Turbine-Generator Room and a mock Control Room.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! To schedule a tour of the YCRRC on June 20th call the YCSWA office at 717-845-1066 before June 19th. Tours begin at 10 am or 1 pm. For more information about Explore York’s MAKER’S SPIRIT event visit www.yorkpa.org/events/makers-spirit-event/ .
#makersspirityorkpa
#wastetoenergy
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YCSWA is excited to participate in Explore York’s MAKER’S SPIRIT event by offering a tour of The York County Resource Recovery Center (YCRRC). The YCRRC is a waste-to-energy facility that uses garbage as fuel to produce steam to power a turbine to generate electricity. It is designated under PA legislation as a source of “green power”. Visitors will be given an overview of the process of waste-to-energy followed by a walking tour of the facility, which includes the Tipping Floor, the Turbine-Generator Room and a mock Control Room.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! To schedule a tour of the YCRRC on June 20th call the YCSWA office at 717-845-1066 before June 19th. Tours begin at 10 am or 1 pm. For more information about Explore York’s MAKER’S SPIRIT event visit www.yorkpa.org/events/makers-spirit-event/ .
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This Penn Waste video shows the importance of not putting hazardous waste in your trash or recycling bin.

Pressurized propane tanks which contain flammable gases cannot be disposed of in your regular trash due to risk of explosion and fire. If the tank is completely empty and the pressure valve has been removed, contact a local scrap metal recycling facility to ask if they will accept it. Empty 16-ounce propane canisters can be disposed of in the regular trash.

If the gas tank still contains a pressure valve, there are several local businesses that will accept it to refill or recycle.

Visit our website for additional details for the proper disposal of hazardous waste.

#keepyorkcountycleanandsafe

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Do you know how to properly dispose of your unwanted swimming pool chemicals? 

As you can imagine, they pose a health threat to sanitation workers if thrown into your regular garbage without taking the necessary precautions.
Visit www.ycswa.com/services/waste-disposal/household-hazardous-waste/ for detailed instructions for disposal.

#keepyorkcountycleanandsafe

Do you know how to properly dispose of your unwanted swimming pool chemicals?

As you can imagine, they pose a health threat to sanitation workers if thrown into your regular garbage without taking the necessary precautions.
Visit www.ycswa.com/services/waste-disposal/household-hazardous-waste/ for detailed instructions for disposal.

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The YCSWA will soon be submitting a permit application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for approval to construct a transfer station located at the York County Resource Recovery Center (YCRRC) on Blackbridge Rd. 

A transfer station will benefit York County by allowing residents to conveniently drop off all types of garbage at a centralized location, making waste disposal easier and more convenient. A transfer station would also enable the YCSWA to continue accepting trash in the event waste deliveries exceed the YCRRC’s processing storage capacity due to county growth or operational interruptions. 

At a time when waste management capacity in our area is filling up, the construction of a transfer station will meet the needs of York County’s growing trash disposal needs. 

Please click the link below for more information and a property map of the proposed transfer station location. 

www.ycswa.com/the-ycswa-plans-to-submit-a-permit-application-to-build-a-waste-transfer-station/

#keepyorkcountycleanandsafe

The YCSWA will soon be submitting a permit application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for approval to construct a transfer station located at the York County Resource Recovery Center (YCRRC) on Blackbridge Rd.

A transfer station will benefit York County by allowing residents to conveniently drop off all types of garbage at a centralized location, making waste disposal easier and more convenient. A transfer station would also enable the YCSWA to continue accepting trash in the event waste deliveries exceed the YCRRC’s processing storage capacity due to county growth or operational interruptions.

At a time when waste management capacity in our area is filling up, the construction of a transfer station will meet the needs of York County’s growing trash disposal needs.

Please click the link below for more information and a property map of the proposed transfer station location.

www.ycswa.com/the-ycswa-plans-to-submit-a-permit-application-to-build-a-waste-transfer-station/

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York County Now Has New Electronics Recycling Locations! 

Reworld™ and Goodwill Keystone Area have joined forces to provide free electronic waste recycling locations in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. This program utilizes Goodwill’s network of stores and donation centers as designated collection points for consumer electronics. Reworld™ then takes the electronics and responsibly recycles them. Reworld™ is a proven provider of e-waste recycling, recovery and environmentally responsible disposal, having recycled more than 135 million pounds of e-waste. Take advantage of this service at the following Goodwill locations:
• 965 Loucks Road, York
• 1120 Roosevelt Ave, York
• 450 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover
• 535 S. Main Street Market Square Center, Shrewsbury

Free electronics recycling is also available at the York County Resource Recovery Center. For additional information, visit www.ycswa.com/services/recycling/electronics/ .

#keepyorkcountycleanandsafe

York County Now Has New Electronics Recycling Locations!

Reworld™ and Goodwill Keystone Area have joined forces to provide free electronic waste recycling locations in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. This program utilizes Goodwill’s network of stores and donation centers as designated collection points for consumer electronics. Reworld™ then takes the electronics and responsibly recycles them. Reworld™ is a proven provider of e-waste recycling, recovery and environmentally responsible disposal, having recycled more than 135 million pounds of e-waste. Take advantage of this service at the following Goodwill locations:
• 965 Loucks Road, York
• 1120 Roosevelt Ave, York
• 450 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover
• 535 S. Main Street Market Square Center, Shrewsbury

Free electronics recycling is also available at the York County Resource Recovery Center. For additional information, visit www.ycswa.com/services/recycling/electronics/ .

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