FREE FACILITY TOURS AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE YORK COUNTY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY

The Authority is happy to announce that we will resume facility tours and environmental education programs. We are currently providing these activities with added Covid-19 safety measures to protect our visitors. Tours and programs are limited to no more than 25 participants to ensure proper social distancing. Those who are interested in scheduling a tour or program should visit our website at www.ycswa.com or call the Management Office at 717-845-1066.

Tour Opportunities:

  • York County Resource Recovery Center (YCRRC)
  • Hopewell Area Recreation Complex (HARC)

Environmental Education Program Activities:

  • Vermicomposting (composting with worms)
  • The Magic of Waste-to-Energy

Tours of the York County Resource Recovery Center (YCRRC) and the Hopewell Area Recreation Complex (HARC) are offered to individuals and groups. Participants of YCRRC tours learn how York County trash is converted to electric­ity while being reduced in volume by 90 percent to a much smaller amount of ash. HARC facility tours highlight how the Authority turned a now-closed landfill into 200-acres of space which hosts a wildlife habitat and recreation complex. In 2019, the Authority conducted a total of nearly 2,000 tours.

In 2019, over 16,000 people were reached through programs offered by the Authority. These free environmental education programs focus on the importance of being responsible with trash and the need for recycling. They also educate those in attendance on how the Authority manages waste for York County.

The Authority facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, education, recycling and resource recovery. The Authority is the owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center, a Small Load Drop Off Facility, a Recyclable Materials Drop-off Center, Ash Recycling & Processing Facility, the now closed York County Sanitary Landfill which hosts the Hopewell Area Recreational Complex and an Education Center. For more information about The York County Solid Waste Authority visit www.ycswa.com.