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Leaves and Pine Needles

Leaves and pine needles can be managed by using a mulching mower to blend them into your lawn or placing them around garden beds or trees to prevent weeds. These materials can also be added to backyard compost. An internet search of “composting” will provide instructions for different composting methods and what materials are compostable. 

If your municipality offers curbside or drop-off leaf and yard waste recycling, you can participate in their program. Contact your municipality directly to find out what materials are accepted and when their program is conducted. 

Leaves and pine needles can be delivered to H&H General Excavating to be turned into mulch. Please contact them directly at 717-225-4669 regarding hours and any applicable fees. The York County Resource Recovery Center (YCRRC) Yard Waste Facility also accepts leaves and pine needles subject to the YCRRC tipping fee. Click here for information on the YCRRC rates and hours. 

Leaves and pine needles may also be placed in the regular trash.

For more information regarding yard waste management, click here.

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