Latest Recycling News (Updated Nov 23rd, 2016)


 Recent posts include: Disposal of Needles, Residential Electronics Recycling Program, Tire Disposal, Recycling Aerosol Cans

Proper Disposal of Needles and “Sharps”DRUGS

Needles and other “sharps” originating from the home should NOT be placed in a recycling bin OR flushed down a toilet.  Residents should place all sharps in either a sharps container (available at pharmacies and medical supply stores), or in a sturdy plastic container such as a laundry detergent bottle.  When full, place the container or bottle containing the sharps into the GARBAGE can, not the recycle bin.  Never place loose sharps or needles in a garbage bag.  Help keep our sanitation and recycling workers safe!

Thank you,
Ellen C. O’Connor,  Manager, Community Services Division
York County Solid Waste Authority
2700 Blackbridge Road,  York, PA  17406

Phone: 717-845-1066,  Fax: 717-843-1544
Email: Visit our Web Site:


 Residential Electronics Recycling Collection

            Under PA Act 108 (the state’s Covered Device Recycling Act), it is unlawful for Pennsylvania landfills and resource recovery facilities to accept specific electronic devices (computers, computer peripherals and televisions) for disposal.  PA waste haulers are also prohibited from collecting these electronics for disposal.  Under the Act, manufacturers who sell their electronic products in PA must contribute financial support to electronics recycling programs.  Unfortunately, the financial support required of those manufacturers by Act 108 falls short of the actual costs of recycling all devices collected in the Commonwealth and, as a result, many electronics recycling programs in PA are underfunded, or simply no longer exist.

Beginning November 8, 2016 the York County Solid Waste Authority’s Residential Electronics Recycling Collection Program will be conducted from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until further notice.

In the event of a severe weather warning, please call 717-845-1066, or check our website home page at: or our Facebook page: “York County Solid Waste & Refuse Authority”, to ensure the program has not been cancelled.  If necessary, a cancellation notification will be posted on our home page under the far right column titled “Notices”.

The location remains the same: Electronics recycling is conducted in the contractor parking area on Black Bridge Road in Manchester Township directly across the street from the York County Resource Recovery Center.

Penn and Fairview Townships will also be conducting electronics recycling collection programs. Both Penn and Fairview will accept electronics from all York County residents and offer weekday and Saturday collection hours. Please call, or visit their web sites for times and locations:
Penn Township, 717-637-1561,,
Fairview Township, 717-901-5200:

For more information see their website at:

For a statewide Guide to Electronic Recycling, see:


Free Tire Disposal

 TireTo help eliminate illegal dumping of tires and educate the public about proper tire management, the York County Solid Waste Authority (Authority) is offering free tire disposal at the York County Resource Recovery Center.  Pre-registration is required and will be accepted during business hours between March 21 and May 20, 2016.

Residents may preregister by calling Mindy Waltemyer at the Authority at (717) 845-1066 between the hours 8AM and 5PM, Monday through Friday, starting March 21.  Registrants will receive a dashboard placard for a free one-time disposal of up to 10 tires. Tires must be removed from the rim and may not exceed 32” in diameter. Tires may not be excessively dirty or full of water. This program is limited to one placard per household.  The program coincides with Earth Day celebrations and is open to York County residents only. Businesses are not eligible to participate. Registration ends at close of business on May 20, 2016. Tire delivery dates will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

For more information see their website at:



Many people use aerosol products every day of their lives. This type of packaging has become a mainstay in many rooms throughout our homes. Ranging from your kitchen to your bathroom or your garage, you are more than likely to encounter at least one aerosol can in each room. Are you doing your part to ensure that they are disposed of correctly?

Aerosol cans are recyclable. Whether they are steel or aluminum, be sure to place these empty containers in your recycling bin when you are done with them:

For more information see their website at:


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