YARD WASTE TRANSFER FACILITY
Yard Waste Compost Site Shifts to Yard Waste Transfer Facility
Yard waste received at the Yard Waste Transfer Facility is shipped off-site to end users within 30 days.
Directions to the Yard Waste Transfer Facility|
Flour Mill Road, York, PA 17406
Before delivering yard waste to the transfer facility, you must stop at the Resource Recovery Center scale house and obtain a gate token (gate token not needed for annual Christmas tree collection program conducted December 26-January 31, the ongoing electronics recycling events and other special programs as designated by the Authority.)
Proceed on I-83 to Exit 21 (old exit 9--Arsenal Rd/Rt.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 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.
What do I do with my yard waste?
Yard waste delivered by residents to the Resource Recovery Center (RRC) will be diverted to the yard waste transfer facility provided the material is free of contaminants and meets end user requirements. Yard waste delivered that is contaminated or unacceptable to the end-user will be mixed with regular garbage and processed at the RRC.
Residents are encouraged to check with their waste hauler and/or municipality to determine what other disposal options are available. The Authority is working with municipalities to support a decentralized approach to the management of leaf and yard waste in York County. A number of municipalities already offer yard waste programs for their residents and we encourage residents to contact their municipal office for information.
What about grass clippings?
Best option: Use a mulching mower and let your grass clippings work for you. Mulched grass provides moisture and nitrogen to keep your lawn looking great. If you donít have a mulching mower, low-cost conversion kits are available that fit most mowers. Another idea: Place grass clippings on your vegetable garden (only if your grass clippings are herbicide-free) or around your hedges. Create a backyard compost bin. There are many varieties in stores or you can make a bin of your own. Last Resort: Place grass clippings in your regular garbage.
Free Christmas Tree Recycling
Christmas tree recycling is held annually from December 26, through January 31. Residents who do not have curbside collection of Christmas trees may bring their trees to the yard waste site.