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Don’t Fall into a Bad Mood Over Yard Waste This Time of Year


It’s finally Fall! You know what that means. Most of us will spend at least a few hours in our yards raking leaves and cleaning up vegetation. And, when the job is complete, we will sit back and enjoy the crisp Autumn air. But what should we do with our yard waste? Let us enlighten you with a few options.

Disposal of Yard Waste Made Easy

Most municipalities offer yard waste pick-up at your curb which makes yard waste disposal very easy. Contact your municipality or waste hauler directly to find out what services are available to you. If yard waste services are not available to you, no worries. There are other options to help you.

If you simply have leaves and grass, you can use a mulching mower to mulch them. Your back will thank you and the clippings on the lawn will help prevent weeds from germinating. Another option for disposal of grass and leaves is to place them in your garden beds and around trees and shrubs to prevent weed growth. Composting your clippings and leaves is another great way to make use of them. If you are unsure how to do this, do an internet search for “composting”. You will find instructions for different composting methods and a list of materials needed.

If those options aren’t your cup of tea…or cider, you can dispose of vegetation and small branches with your regular garbage or bring your yard waste to the York County Resource Recovery Center (YCRRC). Be sure to click here for specifics on what can and cannot be accepted at the YCRRC. There are some items that we cannot accept, however our website will direct you to a business that can help you if the YCRRC cannot accommodate your needs.

More Information

Don’t get discouraged this Fall. Know your options for yard waste disposal. If you have questions, feel free to call 717-845-1066 or visit our website at

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