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Resources for Educators & Community Groups


Bring your group for a free tour of the York County Resource Recovery Center or the Hopewell Area Recreation Complex. Tours can be scheduled throughout the year for anyone six years of age or older.

Take a Tour

Educational Programs

YCSWA offers in-person and virtual educational programs on a variety of topics. All are provided at no cost to York County residents, schools, and civic groups, for anyone six years of age or older.

In addition, YCSWA sponsors the Earth Day Recycled Art Contest and America Recycles Day Elementary School Assembly annually. See how your school can take part.

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Meet Our Mascot

Meet Buster the Combuster Dragon and print fun activities to teach young students how trash can be managed responsibly.

Meet Buster

Free Litter Disposal Program

Looking for a great team-building activity that benefits our community? Register your group to collect roadside litter and dispose of it for free at the York County Resource Recovery Center!

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Visit our YouTube channel to learn how garbage is turned into power, see how recycling works in York County, take virtual tours of YCSWA facilities, and more.

Watch Videos

Waste-to-Energy Presentation

Our Waste-to-Energy PowerPoint is a great resource for showing students how YCSWA turns trash into energy.

View Presentation

“The ComBUSTER” Newsletter

A free resource for elementary school teachers, “The ComBUSTER” tells the story of how waste is made into electricity in York County. It also features games, puzzles, and recycling information. Limited hard copies are available by calling 717-845-1066, or click the image to download.

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