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 .

Environmental Education Programs

To foster greater understanding of the management of waste in York County, The York County Solid Waste Authority offers environmental education programs on a wide variety of topics. Presenters are available to visit you at your site and provide programs for children six years of age and older. Programs are provided at no cost to York County residents, schools and civic groups. To schedule a presentation for your group, please call 717-845-1066 or contact us here a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Programs Available:

The Magic of Waste-To-Energy!

Via an interactive presentation, participants “tour” the York County Resource Recovery Center, the first waste-to-energy facility in Pennsylvania to use advanced air pollution control technology.Learn More

Recycled Paper Revelations!

What is the importance of recycling?  How many natural resources are saved just by recycling paper?  What items are actually made from recycled paper?  These and many other revelations are revealed in this interactive program.
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Vermicomposting: Worms with an Appetite (for Waste)!

It’s a sad fact that an estimated 40% of food in the United States is wasted.  Much of that food smelling up our kitchen trash cans and weighing down our trash trucks, could be put to good use through composting.  Participants in this program learn all about vermicomposting.
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America Recycles Day  Elementary School Assembly 

Elementary schools are invited to celebrate “America Recycles Day” (November 15th) with this FREE interactive puppet show assembly.  A limited number of sponsored presentations are being offered to York County elementary schools in November on a first-come, first-served basis.  The performance, “Magic Pots and Recycled Bottles,” focuses on the importance of recycling and the proper management of garbage.

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