It is no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted everyone. Life changed drastically in what seemed to be a matter of just a few days. As new regulations and orders were issued, YCSWA quickly made adjustments in order to continue to meet York County’s waste disposal needs.
We Are Committed to Keeping York County Clean and Safe
The mission of the Authority is to facilitate responsible waste disposal for York County. This means that it is our job to determine the best option for environmentally sound trash management and provide resources to that end. Residents and trash haulers rely on our main facility, the York County Resource Recovery Center (YCRRC), to dispose of garbage of all kinds. At the YCRRC, waste is used as a fuel to generate alternative energy. Early on during the pandemic, services and hours were limited to adhere to CDC guidelines and limit person-to-person contact. However, our YCRRC continued to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that the county’s trash was disposed of responsibly. Our staff, along with Covanta, have stayed on schedule processing garbage. Normal hours of operation have resumed and all disposal services are available for trash disposal drop-off. Visitors to the YCRRC are required to wear a face covering. Throughout this time, our staff have taken all necessary precautions to make sure the public is safe while visiting. Our Scalehouse and Small Load Drop-Off staff have been on the frontlines of garbage disposal in York County. They are committed to wearing personal protective equipment for your safety.
In addition to these essential staff, many others have worked behind the scenes to make sure that York County remains clean and safe throughout the pandemic. From maintaining the now-closed York County Sanitary Landfill to managing residual ash and answering phone calls, Authority staff have done their best to serve York County during this challenging time.
We will continue to work hard to serve York County as we move into the coming months. Follow us on social media, contact us through our website or call the Authority Management Center at 717-845-1066 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. if you have questions about how we facilitate York County’s waste disposal needs.