The York County Solid Waste Authority has approved its budget for fiscal 2024, including a tipping fee increase to fund projects for long term system stability. The tip fee for York County processible municipal solid waste at the York County Resource Recovery Center (YCRRC) for 2024 will increase to $79 per ton in response to fiscal pressures created by rising operational costs, current and future environmental control upgrades at the YCRRC, and YCSWA’s obligation to prepare for the future and ensure York County’s waste is properly managed with sustained environmental protection. With uncertainty over future local landfill capacity, YCSWA must prepare now to meet the future waste management needs for York County.
Under this increase, the cost of waste disposal alone for an average York County household will be less than $2 per week (based on an average household waste generation rate of 1.0 tons of trash per year). This does not include collection costs charged by private waste hauling companies hired to provide trash removal services. The minimum fee for residents delivering waste from their homes will be $20 for up to 506 pounds.
Tipping fee revenues help to fund operations of the York County Resource Recovery Center, operations and maintenance of the York County Sanitary Landfill/Hopewell Area Recreation Complex, electronics recycling, household hazardous waste collection, secure drug take-back programs, public education and community outreach efforts, and other programs aimed at waste reduction and recycling.
YCSWA facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and resource recovery.