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Welcome to the York County Solid Waste Authority

Facilitating Responsible Waste Management

Helping York County Dispose of Waste

We know you want to do the right thing. YCSWA aims to make waste disposal easy while keeping our environment top of mind. We provide 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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YCSWA’s Monthly Public Meeting
YCSWA’s Monthly Public Meeting

The Authority holds a public meeting the third Wednesday of every month at the York County Solid Waste Authority Management…

Recycled Paper Revelations!
Recycled Paper Revelations!

Discover the importance of recycling paper! Learn the history of paper, how it’s made, and the importance of preserving our…

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…

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Check out this new interactive RENEWABLE ENERGY map created by Penn Environment!

Among the sites on the map are YCSWA’s solar panels located at the Hopewell Area Recreation Complex (HARC). These solar panels produce approximately 300,000 kilowatt hours (AC) of electricity annually which is approximately the annual energy usage at the complex which sits on top of a closed landfill.

Visit to view the Interactive Renewable Energy Map.

Visit to learn more about HARC.

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Who had fun at ENVIROTHON this past week? WE DID!

A few members of the YCSWA staff joined many other volunteers to make all three Envirothon testing days at John Rudy Park run smoothly. We had a great time interacting with the participants who are enthusiastic about the environment and all things science and nature. But don’t let the word “testing” make you think the event is all business. There was plenty of fun to be had! Students had fun stations as well as testing stations and each school was also invited to create and wear a hat relating to their team name which brought out everyone’s fun, creative side.

YCSWA is proud to be a sponsor of this fun, educational program that nearly 1,000 York County students participate in each year. For more information about Envirothon visit
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Congratulations to Tom Godfrey, Maintenance Technician, for celebrating 10 years with YCSWA. We appreciate Tom for the role he has played in advancing the mission of YCSWA. Thank you for your years of service to York County.

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Take a tour of the York County Resource Recovery Center and learn how your trash is turned into electricity!

It’s that time of year! Explore York’s HAVE IT MADE HERE event is back and YCSWA is excited to participate again this year. We are 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.

To schedule a HAVE IT MADE HERE tour of the YCRRC on Thursday, June 15th call the YCSWA office at 717-845-1066 before June 14th. Tours begin at 10 am and 1 pm. Space is limited so call today! For more information about Explore York’s HAVE IT MADE HERE event visit .

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We appreciate you this week and every other week for displaying patience, commitment, and endurance as you teach the movers and shakers of our future. You’ve not only taught academic lessons to students, you’ve taught them how to be kind, manage their time, keep their cool in stressful situations, and many other practical life lessons.

THANK YOU, TEACHERS! None of us could do it without you. We hope you feel special and appreciated this week!

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Happy Retirement Bev Crowl! Bev has served York County as YCSWA’s receptionist for 19 years. We appreciate Bev’s hard work and wish her well in the years to come. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Tom Godfrey!

Tom is now a Certified Groundwater Monitoring Specialist. By earning this certification, he is better equipped to tackle potential groundwater contamination issues as well as give more and better input with our remediation work. Thank you for doing the hard work to earn this valuable certification, Tom.

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