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United Way of Lancaster County
Description of Program
Performs the following services and maintains these facilities:
- Transfer Station: A central location for the transfer of trash to the proper destination (landfill, waste-to-energy facility, household hazardous waste center, etc.). Accessible to commercial haulers and residents. Also has a recycling drop-off center.
- Resource Recovery Facility: Mass burn waste to energy facility. Heat from the burning of waste is converted to electricity. Electricity is used for power to service homes and businesses. The waste-to-energy facility is located in Conoy Township, about two miles south of Bainbridge. Also has a recycling drop-off center
- Frey Farm Landfill: A double-lined landfill located adjacent to Creswell Landfill in Manor Township, about eight miles south of Columbia Borough. It has numerous monitoring systems to protect the environment. Also has a recycling drop-off center. Wastes accepted here include construction/demolition refuse, industrial process wastes and ash from Resource Recovery Facility
- Landfill gas is captured and conveyed to a landfill gas-to-energy plant where it is used as fuel to generate electricity. Lancaster County Waste generates enough renewable energy to power 1 in 6 Lancaster County homes
- Recycling: The Authority is committed to assisting municipalities and businesses in starting and maintaining their recycling efforts and has overseen the development of municipal recycling programs. All of the Authority's facilities have established drop-off areas for the delivery of some recycled materials: food and beverage cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars and newspapers. The Authority also accepts tires, large appliances and yard waste
- Household Hazardous Waste Facility: As part of our mission to protect the environment, the authority accepts hazardous wastes generated from homes in Lancaster County. Wastes accepted include: auto products, household cleansers, floor and furniture polish, gasoline, kerosene, household batteries, old chemistry sets, paint, stains, turpentine, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, pool chemicals, computers, televisions, propane tanks, cell phones, and fluorescent bulbs. Some unacceptable items are radioactive waste, explosives and ammunition; however, the Authority has arrangements with other facilities for the safe disposal of these items. Household Hazardous Waste Facility receiving hours are: Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm; Saturday, 8 am-12 pm
- The Household Hazardous Waste Program also includes small household batteries. County households receive small orange bags for batteries that can be placed at the curb with their regular trash. County waste haulers are required to pick up the bags and deliver them to the Authority. Bags can be obtained by calling municipal offices or the Authority. Also included in the program are devices that contain mercury, such as thermometers
- Accepts computers and fluorescent bulbs for recycling; all items contain metals harmful to the environment and should be recycled. Fluorescent bulbs including CFL's are accepted free of charge. Computers and associated items (monitors, printers, keyboards, etc) will be accepted from Lancaster County residents at no charge. Small businesses can recycle up to 10 units. The first 10 unit will be free of charge; after that there is a charge of $5 for each monitor and $5 for each CPU. Hours for drop off: Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm; Saturday, 8 am-12 pm
Hours of Operation
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm; Facility hours vary