Beginning July 1, 2022, York Township residents will see an increase in their quarterly fees for the collection of solid waste and recyclable materials from their homes. At the March 8, 2022, meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved a two-year extension to the existing Penn Waste contract through June 2024. Based on the current bids received by other municipalities and discussions with service providers, it was determined that rebidding trash service in lieu of opting for the contract extension would likely have resulted in an increased cost of approximately 30% – 50% for the 2022-2023 service year. Current bidding increases are due to many factors, such as limited recycling options, CDL driver and labor shortages, higher equipment costs and insurance costs, higher tipping fees at the York County Incinerator, and higher residential average weekly volumes due to more people working from home.
For residents utilizing the 96-gallon mobile cart service, the current cost is $66.34 per quarter. Beginning July 1, 2022, the cost will increase to $78.00 per quarter. Beginning July 1, 2023, the cost will increase to 81.90 per quarter.
For residents utilizing the 3-bag or can service, the current cost is $53.79 per quarter. Beginning July 1, 2022, the cost will increase to $66.00 per quarter. Starting July 1, 2023, the cost will increase to $69.30 per quarter.
For further information on the Township’s solid waste contract, please see https://www.yorktownship.com/our-township/trash-and-recycling/