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Lancaster Recycling Information
York Recycling Information

Lancaster Recycling Information

Contact Information
Recycling Drop-Off Centers
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Recycling in the City of Lancaster

Contact Information

Mr. Tim Breneisen Recycling
Program Manager
Lancaster Solid Waste Management Authority
1299 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA 17604
Phone: 717-397-9968
Fax: 717-397-9973

Recycling everything from fluorescent lamps and ballasts to computers to newspapers, the Lancaster Solid Waste Management Authority is the authority on recycling in Lancaster County.

Their website,, can provide you with all types of information on recycling and reuse in Lancaster County. The graphs on their website list the municipalities and townships that recycle at the curbside in Lancaster County, as well as the material recycled.

Recycling Drop-Off Centers

Everyone in Lancaster County can recycle certain materials at the Lancaster County Recycling Drop-off Centers available around the county. To access the list of recycling centers, visit the Recycling Drop-Off Center listing on the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority website at

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Building Materials Re-Use!

In Lancaster County, two unique businesses are saving natural resources and landfill space by re-using building materials.

The Barn Saver
1209 Reading Road
Narvon, PA 17555

This "Barn Saver" re-uses materials from old barns around Pennsylvania to make new things like cabinets, flooring, and other useful items.

The ReStore of Lancaster County
1520 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA 17602

This unique business picks up usable building materials and supplies from businesses and construction companies around the area. Donations to the ReStore are tax-deductible!

Recycling in the City of Lancaster

In the City of Lancaster, residents can recycle at the curbside every week simply by contacting your private waste hauler, who removes your trash. Materials collected include aluminum, steel cans, glass, newsprint, and yard waste.

For more information or help in setting up a recycling program in your household, contact the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority at 717-397-9968.

York Recycling Information

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Contact Information
Recycling Drop-Off Center
Composting Information
Other Programs
City of York Recycling Information

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The Recycled Reader
1212 E Market St, York, PA 17403

Greenline Paper Co.
631 S Pine St, York, PA 17403
Steve Baker
Recycled paper, recharged toner & ink cartridges, etc.

Contact Information

Mr. Gregg Pearson
York County Solid Waste Authority
2700 Blackbridge Road
York, PA 17402
Phone: 717-845-1066
Fax: 717-843-1544

Fifty out of the 72 municipalities in York County have curbside recycling programs. To find out if your municipality recycles at the curbside, visit the York County Solid Waste Authority website at There you will find a listing of municipalities that recycle, along with a description of what materials are collected and contact information.

Recycling Drop-Off Center

Residents in all of York County can take their recyclables to the York County Public Recycling Drop-off Center across the road from the County's Resource Recovery Center at 2651 Blackbridge Road in Manchester Township, York, PA.

The Public Recycling Drop-off Center is open seven days a week, during daylight hours and accepts the following materials: aluminum cans, steel/bi-metal cans, glass, #1 & #2 plastics, newspapers, and corrugated cardboard.

Composting Information

The County of York also operates a compost site, where grass and leaves from municipalities are converted into compost and mulch. The mulch and compost is then given away for FREE to York County residents on specific Compost Give-a-way Event Days. Call the York County Solid Waste Authority at 717-845-1066 for more information.

Other Programs

The York County Solid Waste Authority also has phone book recycling programs, Christmas tree drop-off programs, electronic recycling, or e-cycle, programs. For more information, contact the York County Solid Waste Authority at 717-845-1066.

City of York Recycling Information

Contact Information:
Cassie Dennis
City of York, Public Works Department
Environmental Bureau Manager
One Marketway West, 3rd Fl
York, PA 17401-1231
Phone: 717-849-2235
Fax: 717-845-7457

The City of York, the largest municipality in York County, has a curbside recycling program that collects recyclables every week at the curbside. Materials collected include aluminum, steel and bi-metal cans, clear and colored glass, newsprint, junk mail, magazines, #1 & #2 plastic bottles, and yard waste.

Residents of York must use an authorized green recycling container for curbside recycling collections and authorized yellow containers or clear bags for yard waste collection. Authorized green bins may be purchased, and yellow cans may be leased, at the Public Works Office at One Marketway West, on the 3rd floor, on weekdays from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

For more information, York City customers should contact the Public Works Department at 717-849-2245.