RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE AFTER THE HOLIDAY SEASON
The York County Solid Waste Authority is conducting a FREE Christmas Tree Recycling Program for all York County residents. Beginning December 26, 2019, residents may bring their tree to the parking lot located directly across the street from the York County Resource Recovery Center in Manchester Township on Blackbridge Rd. Residents should remove any ornaments, lights, tinsel and protective bags prior to dropping their tree off. H & H General Excavating will take the trees and recycle them into mulch for use in the warmer months. This program is a great way for residents to easily dispose of their Christmas tree while reducing waste. The Christmas Tree Recycling Program runs through January 31, 2020. This is the 32nd year the Authority has offered the program.
Many municipalities now offer curbside Christmas tree collection for their residents, as well. Residents should call their municipal office to see if their municipality offers a curbside collection program.
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.
Directions to the parking lot across from the York County Resource Recovery Center:
From I-83: Proceed on I-83 to Exit 21. 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 Rt. 30E (you will see the “Round the Clock Diner” at this intersection).
At the stoplight, turn left onto Toronita Street (Toronita turns into Blackbridge Road). Proceed approximately 1 1/2 miles and follow signs to Christmas Tree Recycling drop-off.
From Rt. 30: At the stoplight at the intersection of Toronita Street and Rt. 30 (you will see the “Round the Clock Diner” at this intersection), turn north onto Toronita Street (Toronita turns into Blackbridge Road). Proceed approximately 1 1/2 miles and follow signs to Christmas Tree Recycling drop-off.