YCSWA Statement Regarding COVID-19

Out of an abundance of caution, and in light of new guidelines presented by Governor Wolf today in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the York County Solid Waste Authority Management Center office will be closed to the public. However, many staff will be working and residents may call during regular business hours with questions. Residents are encouraged to visit www.ycswa.com to get more information about managing garbage.

In addition, the York County Solid Waste Authority is changing the York County Resource Recovery Center’s (also known as “the Incinerator”) Saturday operational hours to the following:

Registered commercial waste haulers who are account holders may access the YCRRC from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. The YCRRC will be closed on Saturdays to residential deliveries, effective Saturday, March 21, 2020 until further notice.

UNDER THE GOVERNOR’S STAY AT HOME ORDER, WE URGE RESIDENTS NOT TO VISIT THE RESOURCE RECOVERY CENTER UNTIL THE ORDER IS LIFTED.

Monday – Friday operating hours will remain per normal established operating hours:

  • Commercial Waste Haulers Who Are Account Holders: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Residents: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Our goal is to act out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and safety of our employees, waste haulers and the citizens we serve. We appreciate your understanding at this challenging time. When it is safe to return to regular Saturday operating hours, we will issue an email and post information on our website and social media outlets.

Waste Hauler Collection: Many residential waste haulers have now temporarily suspended bulk item and yard waste collection to limit worker exposure to Covid-19. Please help keep waste workers safe: bag and tie all waste and place it in your waste receptacle if you have one.  Recyclables must be in your recycling container. Do not put loose items out next to waste or recycling receptacles. They will not be collected. Your cooperation is APPRECIATED.

FOR COVID-19 WASTE-RELATED UPDATES AND TIPS PLEASE VISIT OUR NEW WEBPAGE .

About Us


Our mission at YCSWA is to facilitate responsible solid waste management for York County. Our goal is to make the disposal of garbage easy while keeping our environment top of mind. We also strive to provide relevant long-term waste management programs and infrastructures that consider waste reduction, reuse, and recycling. We know that people want to do the right thing, so we’ve created options for responsible trash discard. YCSWA offers a place for large and small trash haulers to bring their loads, as well as residents and businesses a location to drop-off for recyclables and e-cyclables. There are also opportunities for yard waste drop-off.

We are deliberate about educating the public about responsible solid waste management. Through community outreach and education programs, we teach others about the impact of proper trash disposal. Our Education Center has been the hub for making this happen. This is where the public can tour our Resource Recovery Center and see that trash can be re-purposed into energy.

Please click here to read more about the history of YCSWA.

Authority Mission Statement: Facilitate responsible solid waste management.

Goals

  1. Using appropriate assessment tools, ensure that continuing solid waste management needs are met.
  2. Lead efforts to optimize environmental benefits from the management of solid waste.
  3. Provide or facilitate the availability of relevant long-term solid waste management programs and infrastructure that consider waste reduction, reuse, recycling, waste-to-energy and landfilling.
  4. Actively participate in the legislative and regulatory process at the federal, state and local levels.
  5. Attract, retain, motivate and continually improve the Authority in the pursuit of our Mission and Goals.
  6. Promote service and responsiveness to our customers, community and other interested parties.
Chairman

Ed Heindel

Chairman
Vice Chairman

Fred Ritzmann

Vice Chairman
Secretary

Pat Ball

Secretary
Treasurer

Matt Sommer

Treasurer
Assistant Secretary and Treasurer

Felicia Dell

Assistant Secretary and Treasurer
Board Member

Tim Malinky

Board Member
Board Member

Chick Renn

Board Member
Board Member

Jim Arvin

Board Member
Board Member

John Klinedinst

Board Member