Municipal Curbside & Drop-Off Recycling
Most municipalities offer curbside or drop-off recycling service for household items such as glass, plastic, and food and beverage cans. So, your first step is to contact your municipality for details. Items accepted may vary depending on the type of recycling program and/or where you live.
Most curbside recycling programs accept:
- Cans (Aluminum & Steel)
- Cardboard (Dry, flattened, no food contact)
- Glass Bottles & Jars
- Newspaper (Clean, dry, no food contact)
- Plastic Bottles & Jugs (#1, 2 & 5)
NOTE: Hanover Borough has its own recycling guidelines. Click here for information on curbside recycling in Hanover.
Recycling at YCSWA’s Recycling Drop-Off Center
Hours of Operation
Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM – Noon
- Clothing & Shoes
Clean clothing and shoes accepted in the Salvation Army drop-off bin ONLY.
- Corrugated Cardboard
All sizes, dry and flattened.
- Food & Beverage Cans (Aluminum, Steel, Bi-Metal)
Rinse thoroughly to remove contaminants and residue. Labels do not need to be removed.
Items Not Accepted
- Aerosol Cans
- Paint Cans
Newspaper, office paper, mixed paper, junk mail, envelopes, magazines, catalogs, post cards, etc.
Cereal boxes, shoe boxes, tissue boxes, paper towel / toilet paper rolls, etc.
- Pizza Boxes
- Plastic or Glass Containers
How to Recycle Christmas Trees
Many municipalities offer Christmas tree collection for residents as part of their curbside recycling programs. Contact your municipality to learn more.
The Authority accepts Christmas Trees for recycling December 26 – January 31, in the parking lot across from the York County Resource Recovery Center. There is no fee for this service for York County residents. Please remove lights, ornaments, tinsel, and protective bags from your tree before delivery. Trees collected are processed locally and reused as mulch.
2651 Blackbridge Road
York, PA 17406
Follow the signs along Blackbridge Road directing you to the parking lot and the proper location.
Other drop-off sites for Christmas trees include H&H Excavating in Spring Grove (717-225-4669) and Spring Valley Mulch in Dover (717-292-3476). Please call ahead for hours of acceptance.