The York County Solid Waste Authority is conducting a free Christmas tree recycling program for all York County residents. The program starts December 26, 2016 and continues through January 31, 2017. Residents may bring their trees to the Authority’s Yard Waste Transfer Facility in Manchester Township seven days a week during daylight hours. In addition to the Authority’s collection site, the following businesses are accepting Christmas trees: Spring Valley Mulch in Dover, 292-3476; H & H General Excavating in Spring Grove, 225-4669 and Mighty Oak Mulch in Wrightsville, 244-3099. Please call these locations for hours and directions. Please note: Trees are no longer accepted at Kain County Park.
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. Dedicated loads of Christmas trees collected in municipal programs will be accepted at no charge during regular business hours at the Authority’s Yard Waste Transfer Facility. Trees collected will be shipped off site to an end user.
Directions to the Yard Waste Transfer Facility:
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 2 miles to Flour Mill Road. Turn right on Flour Mill Road, the Yard Waste Transfer Facility will be on your right.
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 2 miles to Flour Mill Road. Turn right onto Flour Mill Road, the Yard Waste Transfer Facility will be on your right.
This is the 29th 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 Yard Waste Transfer Facility, a Recyclable Materials Drop-off Center and an Education Center.