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 .

Recycling Drop-Off Center

Location: 2685 Blackthorne Court, York, PA 17406

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Hours: Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM & Saturday from 8AM to noon.

The Authority’s Public Recycling Drop-off Center is open for use by York County residents and commercial entities.

There is no fee to deliver recyclables to the facility.

ACCEPTED:

Metal (Rinse thoroughly to ensure they are free of contaminants and residue. It is not necessary to remove labels.):
• Aluminum beverage cans
• Steel and bi-metal food & beverage cans

 Corrugated Cardboard 
• All sizes of corrugated cardboard boxes dry and flattened

Clothing and Shoes:
Clean clothing and shoes are accepted in the Salvation Army drop-off bin. If you have furniture, appliances or any other items for the Salvation Army, contact the Salvation Army directly for information on donating these items.

NOT ACCEPTED:

• Paperboard.  For example: no cereal boxes, shoe boxes, tissue boxes or paper towel/toilet paper rolls

• Office paper or “mixed paper” such as: junk mail, envelopes, letterhead, copier paper, magazines, catalogues, post cards

• Newspaper

• Aerosol cans, paint cans

• Plastic or glass containers

• Pizza boxes

 

Directions to the York County Solid Waste Authority Recycling Drop-off Center

2685 Blackthorne Court, York, PA 17406

From I-83:
Proceed on I-83 to Exit 21 (Arsenal Rd/Route 30E). As you come off the exit ramp, get immediately into the far left turning lane and proceed to stoplight at intersection of Toronita Street and Route 30E (you will see the “Round the Clock Diner” at this intersection.) Turn left onto Toronita Street (Toronita turns into Blackbridge Road). Proceed approximately ¾ of a mile to Blackgum Court. Turn left onto Blackgum Court and proceed up the hill to Blackthorne Court. Turn left onto Blackthorne Court and the entrance to the Recycling Drop-off Center will be on your left.

From Rt. 30:
At the stoplight at the intersection of Toronita Street and Route 30 (you will see the “Round the Clock Diner” at this intersection), turn north onto Toronita Street (Toronita turns into Blackbridge Road). Proceed approximately ¾ of a mile to Blackgum Court. Turn left onto Blackgum Court and proceed up the hill to Blackthorne Court. Turn left onto Blackthorne Court and the entrance to the Recycling Drop-off Center will be on your left.