Materials Requiring Assured Destruction Process

What Materials May Require an Assured Destruction Process?

The York County Solid Waste Authority’s Assured Destruction Process is designed for any materials considered by the generator to require special handling during its disposal.  This may be due to the sensitive nature of the material, value of the material or any other specific needs described by the generator.  Some examples of confidential material include legal documents, medical, office and school records, criminal evidence, outdated invoices and canceled bank checks.

What is the Assured Destruction Process?

The Assured Destruction Process can be carried out using one of four methods, depending on the needs of the generator and the type of material being destroyed.  Regardless of disposal method, all material must be packaged in a manner approved by the Authority.  An Authority representative will be available at the time of scheduled delivery to witness destruction, but the generator is responsible for supplying all labor and security as needed.  Verification receipt of assured destruction method will be provided.  Each disposal method has a different fee associated, as listed below.

  • Method I:  Materials are placed on the tipping floor and pushed into the waste storage pit.  The materials are ultimately mixed with other waste in the storage pit, placed in a charging hopper and processed for energy production.  The fee for Method I is $100 per ton with a one ton minimum charge.
  • Method II:  Materials are placed on the tipping floor and pushed into the waste storage pit.  The customer has the opportunity to witness the materials being picked up by waste storage pit crane and placed into a charging hopper to be processed for energy production.  The crane is able to pick up most of the confidential materials, but due to the nature of the machinery, some of the materials may be left in the waste storage pit to be mixed with other municipal solid waste and processed at a later time.  The fee for Method II is $150 per ton with a one ton minimum charge.
  • Method III:  Materials are placed directly into a charging hopper to be processed for energy production by a representative(s) from the generator or hauler.  In this method, the materials are never placed into the waste storage pit with other municipal solid waste.  The fee for Method III is $200 per ton with a one ton minimum charge.
  • Method IV:  Materials are placed in the area next to the waste storage pit, picked up by the waste storage pit crane and placed directly into a charging hopper to be processed for energy production.  In this method, the materials are never placed into the waste storage pit with other municipal solid waste.  This method is most often used for very large, heavy amounts of confidential material.  The fee for Method IV is $300 per ton with a one ton minimum charge.

How Do I Register for the Assured Destruction Process?

To discuss your Assured Destruction Process needs or request the required paperwork, please contact the Authority at 717-845-1066.  A representative of the Authority will discuss with you the make-up of the material to determine if it can be accepted at the York County Resource Resource Recovery Center (RRC).  If the material is acceptable, the generator must then complete the required paperwork and delivery must be scheduled in advance.

The vehicle owner or hauler delivering material must provide proof of comprehensive general liability, commercial automobile and worker’s compensation insurance where applicable.

The customer is required to follow all safety rules. Hard hats and safety glasses are required. The Authority willl supply safety equipment if the customer does not have access to his own.