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Brush Recycling

Brush is defined as tree limbs, shrubbery, leaves and the like (no grass) no larger than 8” in diameter and 6 feet in length. York Township accepts brush from York Township residents only as part of our recycling efforts.  Brush recycling is intended to clean up small amounts of debris from residential properties. The program is not intended to accept large tree removal projects. Large projects such as removing entire trees should employ the services of a commercial contractor. If you have large amounts of material to dispose of please contact York Township first for approval.

In addition, we suspect non township residents are illegally dropping brush at the Township site. In response to this we may require proof of residency or begin to limit the disposal open times.

The drop off site is located at the Township Campus beyond the gate between the two signs.  Please enter from Oak Road.  Do not enter from Coventry Road for this is a restricted area for Township employees only.

The site will be open 4 consecutive days in the months of December, January and February. It starts the first full weekend of the month beginning on the first Friday closing on the following Monday. Daily hours are dawn to dusk. The following are the specific dates and times:

January 4, 2019 thru January 7, 2019

February 1, 2019 thru February 4, 2019

December 6, 2019 thru December 9, 2019

During the months of March thru November the drop off site will be open for 18 consecutive days beginning on the first Friday of the month and will close three Mondays later. See specific dates below. Daily hours are dawn to dusk.

June 7, 2019 thru June 24, 2019

July 3, 2019 thru July 22, 2019

August 2, 2019 thru August 19, 2019

September 6, 2019 thru September 23, 2019

October 4, 2019 thru October 21, 2019

November 1, 2019 thru November 18, 2019

We ask that you participate in this program responsively by not dumping unlawful items at the site.  Examples are garbage, metals, concrete, lumber, stumps, stones, grass clippings etc.

All other material and items you see beyond the gate are for Township use only and is not meant for the general public to use or take.  If you see a violation please report it to the Township or York Area Regional Police Department.  The site is under constant video surveillance.

Public Works will process the brush into mulch which will be made available to Township residents. At the present mulch is free on a first come first serve basis. The mulch pile is located in front of the gate (left side). Even though the gate may be OPEN DO NOT Drive past the gate when the site is closed as indicated by the red sign on the left gate AND THE ELECTRONIC SIGN BOARD.  Mulch may not be available at all times.  The mulch availability and the times and dates of brush recycling is subject to change at Township discretion.


 Waste Oil Collection

Waste oil may be dropped off at the Public Works Service Building M-F from 7:30am -3:00pm. Please do not drop off oil after hours.


If you observe what would appear to be an emergency with sanitary sewers, roadways or storm water facilities, please call the Public Works Department from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday at 741-3861 ext.170. After these hours or on weekends & holidays dial 911.

Check our website at or call the Public Works Department at 741-3861 ext.170. for questions or concerns.

 Street Cut Permit

Click on the link for the York Township Department of Public Works Application / Permit to Excavate within the Public Right Of Way. Street cut permit  revised street permit 2018

2014-5 Trees and Vegetation Ordinance 

2015-3 Brush Drop Off/ Mulch Ordinance


 Construction and Material Specs 2015

Contact Public Works Department

717-741-3861 ext.170


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