The York County Solid Waste Authority is conducting a free Christmas tree recycling program for all York County residents. The program starts December 26, 2017 and continues through January 31, 2018. Residents may bring their trees to the parking lot located directly across the street from the Resource Recovery Center in Manchester Township. In addition to the Authority’s collection site, the following businesses are accepting Christmas trees: Spring Valley Mulch in Dover, 292-3476 and H & H General Excavating in Spring Grove, 225-4669. Please call these locations for hours and directions. There is no fee to residents for this program. PLEASE REMOVE: ornaments, tinsel, lights and protective bags from your tree. Many municipalities now offer curbside Christmas tree collection for their residents. Call your municipal office to see if your municipality offers a curbside collection program.
Haulers collecting dedicated loads of Christmas trees in municipal programs will be accepted at no charge during regular business hours at the Authority’s Small Load Drop-off Facility at the Resource Recovery Center. Trees collected in these programs are taken to H & H General Excavating in Spring Grove to be recycled into mulch.
Directions to the parking lot across from the York County Resource Recovery Center:
From I-83: Proceed on I-83 to Exit 21. As you come off the exit ramp, get immediately into the far left turning lane and proceed to stoplight at intersection of Toronita Street and Rt. 30E (you will see the “Round the Clock Diner” at this intersection).
At the stoplight, turn left onto Toronita Street (Toronita turns into Blackbridge Road). Proceed approximately 1 1/2 miles and follow signs to Christmas Tree Recycling drop-off.
From Rt. 30: At the stoplight at the intersection of Toronita Street and Rt. 30 (you will see the “Round the Clock Diner” at this intersection), turn north onto Toronita Street (Toronita turns into Blackbridge Road). Proceed approximately 1 1/2 miles and follow signs to Christmas Tree Recycling drop-off.
This is the 30th year the Authority has conducted a Christmas tree recycling program. The Authority facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, education, recycling and resource recovery. The Authority is the owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center in Manchester Township; and owns and operates a Small Load Drop Off Facility, a Recyclable Materials Drop-off Center and an Education Center.