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 .

America Recycles Day Elementary School Assembly

Your school is invited to celebrate “America Recycles Day” (November 15th) this year with this FREE interactive puppet show assembly! A limited number of sponsored presentations are being offered to York County elementary schools on a first-come, first-served basis.

If your application is selected, a performance will be scheduled at your school between November 4 and November 15, 2019.  Many York County elementary schools have had the delightful experience of meeting Kathleen Jacobs and her puppet friends through the York County Solid Waste Authority’s sponsorship of this assembly program. The performance, “Magic Pots and Recycled Bottles,” focuses on the importance of recycling and the proper management of garbage.

Puppets are made from repurposed common household items. Students participate in the show by answering questions and helping with sound effects.  Ms. Jacobs also developed a puppet version of the York County Solid Waste Authority’s waste-to-energy mascot, “Buster the Combustor Dragon,” along with a script to spread the word that garbage is POWER!  Buster has a unique construction made up entirely of repurposed materials including detergent bottles, plastic coat hangers and plastic notebooks. He is well-received by the students, some of whom get to dress up in dry scrubber gear or vacuum fly ash in an imaginary depiction of the York County Resource Recovery Center’s air pollution control system. This 45-50 minute assembly is appropriate for students in grades 1-6, although kindergarten classes have also attended. Kathleen Jacobs performs on a floor or elevated stage for up to 200 students. To apply for the assembly, submit the application by October 1, 2019.

Magic Pots and Recycled Bottles Assembly Online Application

 
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