Household Appliances

What Types of Household Appliances Are Accepted at the Resource Recovery Center:

Items containing refrigerants (such as Freon) including refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers, are accepted at the York County Resource Recovery Center (RRC).  State regulations require that metal items containing refrigerants must be disposed of at a facility that can recover the refrigerant from the appliance.  The Authority has a contract with a company to recover refrigerants from appliances.

Stoves, dishwashers and water heaters and other types of large primarily metal appliances cannot be processed at the RRC and therefore should NOT be placed out with your regular garbage:  Large amounts of metal items do not burn and have the potential to damage equipment at the York County Resource Recovery Center.

Household Appliance Disposal Alternatives:

Donate usable appliances to a community group.

Take unusable appliances to a scrap metal recycling center.  Some may pay you market value for your metal.

  • Directions to the York County Solid Waste Authority Recycle Drop-off Center

    2685 Blackthorne Court, York, PA 17406
    From I-83:
    Proceed on I-83 to Exit 21 (Arsenal Rd/Route 30E). 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 Route 30E (you will see the "Round the Clock Diner" at this intersection.) Turn left onto Toronita Street (Toronita turns into Blackbridge Road). Proceed approximately ¾ of a mile to Blackgum Court. Turn left onto Blackgum Court and proceed up the hill to Blackthorne Court. Turn left onto Blackthorne Court and the entrance to the Recycle Drop-off Center will be on your left.

    From Rt. 30:
    At the stoplight at the intersection of Toronita Street and Route 30 (you will see the "Round the Clock Diner" at this intersection), turn north onto Toronita Street (Toronita turns into Blackbridge Road). Proceed approximately ¾ of a mile to Blackgum Court. Turn left onto Blackgum Court and proceed up the hill to Blackthorne Court. Turn left onto Blackthorne Court and the entrance to the Recycle Drop-off Center will be on your left.