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RESIDENTIAL DISPOSAL SEARCH TOOL: For household items you no longer want or need, use the search tool below to find donation, recycling and disposal options:  

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Recycling in York County

Most municipalities do offer a curbside or drop-off recycling service. So, your first step is to contact your municipality for those details. Items accepted for recycling may vary depending on the type of recycling program and/or where you live.

Most curbside recycling programs accept the following items:

NOTE: HANOVER BOROUGH has it’s own recycling guidelines. Click here for information on curbside recycling in Hanover.


The Authority has a Drop-off Center for residents.  Information is listed below.

York County Solid Waste Authority’s Public Recycling Drop-off Center:

Location: 2685 Blackthorne Court, York, PA 17406.

Click here to view a map

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Accepted Items:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel & bi-metal cans
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Clothing and Shoes–Clean clothing and shoes ONLY are accepted in the Salvation Army drop-off bin

Directions to Recycling Drop-Off Center

For additional York County recycling locations (not affiliated with YCSWA)  click here.

York County Recycling at a Glance

Curbside Recycling Video


Other Recycling Resources

Commercial and Institutional Recycling Program Guide

School Recycling Program Guide

Community Event Recycling Guide


PA Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Resources

Click the image below to view the Guidelines for Recycling in Your Community booklet for businesses and residents which is distributed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.


Click the image below to access information about the Circular Merchant application that helps businesses and individuals recycle through the exchange of a variety of used materials.