Authority Dedication Event Celebrates Completion of Resource Recovery Center Site Improvements and New Ash Recycling & Processing Facility

The York County Solid Waste Authority will hold a dedication event for invited guests
on June 4, 2019 starting at 9AM. The event celebrates the completion of a multi-year
site improvement construction project at the York County Resource Recovery Center
(YCRRC) and the start-up of a new Ash Recycling and Processing Facility located
directly across the street from the YCRRC. The Authority invested approximately $100
million in these projects that lay the foundation for the next 30-plus years of responsible
municipal solid waste management in York County.

Construction for the Site Improvement Project at the YCRRC began in 2015 and
reached substantial completion in 2018. Examples of site improvements include
expansion of the waste storage pit to increase storage capacity; the addition of a North
Tipping Hall to separate transfer trailers from smaller waste vehicles to enhance safety;
a new vehicle scale system featuring two inbound and two outbound scales and radio
frequency identification for commercial waste haulers; a Small Load Drop-off Facility for
residential waste, dedicated loads of yard waste, white goods and electronics recycling;
a new education center and storm water capture and reuse systems. Equipment
replacement and refurbishing to maintain performance of existing equipment was
conducted concurrent with site improvement construction activities.

The Ash Recycling and Processing Facility construction began in 2016 and
equipment testing began in May 2019. Once testing concludes, facility start-up will
commence. The project was developed cooperatively by the Authority and York
Reduction Systems, LP (YRS). The Authority developed the site and constructed the
facility while YRS provided and will operate the wet separation technology used
in the facility to recover useable sand and aggregate and all recyclable metals from
the remaining YCRRC combustion ash. This facility is the first of its kind in the
United States. The process captures viable commodities for resale/reuse and
greatly reduces the volume of ash that must be managed in a landfill. Through a
10-year agreement with the Authority, YRS serves as the operator of the Ash Facility
and employs approximately 10 people.

Notes Authority Executive Director Dave Vollero, “These projects will enable the
Authority to provide an important public health service to York County through the
implementation of an integrated system of waste management that minimizes risks
to human health and the environment, fights climate change, generates alternative
energy, saves valuable land and provides a proven long-term solution to managing
York County’s municipal solid waste”.

The dedication event features remarks by York County President Commissioner
Susan Byrnes, Authority Board Chairman Ed Heindel, Covanta Executive Vice
President of Asset Management Derek Veenhof, York Reduction Systems, LP
Acting Chief Operating Officer Jay Berman and Authority Executive Director Dave
Vollero. Remarks will be followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the Site
Improvement Project and an overview of the Ash Recycling and Processing Facility.

The Authority facilitates responsible solid waste management through an
integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, reuse, recycling and resource
recovery. The Authority is the owner of the YCRRC in Manchester Township. The
YCRRC is a technologically sophisticated waste-to-energy facility that uses garbage as
the fuel to produce power. Energy from waste is a designated Tier II source of
alternative energy in Pennsylvania. The facility has been in operation for 30 years and
currently manages York County’s household waste, as well as manufacturing and
construction/demolition waste that is compatible with the facility’s combustion
technology and emissions controls. The facility is self-sufficient through revenue
generated through its tip fee and the sale of alternative energy. The Authority also
owns the Ash Recycling and Processing Facility located across the street from the
Resource Recovery Center.