Meet Our Mascot: Buster the Combustor Dragon™
Buster the Combustor Dragon is the official mascot of the York County Solid Waste Authority. Everything about Buster embodies the key elements of our integrated waste management system!
Buster’s dragon scales are green to signify respect for the environment and the Authority’s goal to manage waste in a way that minimizes environmental impact. This includes an emphasis on waste reduction, reuse and recycling.
His fiery breath represents the controlled combustion technology used at the York County Resource Recovery Center, York County’s waste-to-energy facility that uses technology to reduce your garbage (by 90 percent) to ash and produce electricity from garbage combustion.
Heat produced by combusting garbage is used to boil water to create steam. The steam pressure is then harnessed to operate a turbine and generator to produce enough continuous electricity to power more than 20,000 homes! The bolt of electricity on Buster’s wings signifies the energy that the RRC produces from York County waste.