Construction and Demolition Waste

What Types of Construction and Demolition Waste Are Accepted at the York County Resource Recovery Center:

Accepted:  wood, carpet, asphalt shingle, vinyl flooring, wood flooring, plastic house wrap, tar paper and other combustible materials. Mixed loads can include small amounts of drywall, plaster, metals, glass, insulation, and suspended or drop ceiling materials.

Not Accepted:  stone products such as concrete, large amounts of plaster, sheetrock and wallboard, bricks, macadam, gravel, glass, large amounts of pressure treated lumber and any lumber mixed with other unprocessable waste.  These items may not burn at all or may not burn completely, may damage equipment or may not be compatible with the facility’s air pollution control technology.

Other Disposal Options for Construction and Demolition Waste:

Donate reusable materials to a community group such as Habitat for Humanity.  Click here to see 8 things to donate when renovating.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, certain items can be used as clean fill as long as they are separated from other waste.  To learn more, visit DEP’s web site at:

Modern Landfill is a privately-owned, permitted landfill located in York County that manages most C/D waste. Modern Landfill can be contacted at 717-246-2686.