How should I dispose of...

My old and unwanted electronic items

A close option is Silverback Recycling located right here in Red Lion at 800 W Maple St. Call them for more info at 717-455-9777 or you can visit their recycling site https://silverback-recycling.business.site/.

Another option is The York County Solid Waste Authority (717) 845-1066 www.ycswa.com
In Pennsylvania certain electronics are restricted by law from being disposed of in the trash due to the toxic metals they contain. The Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA), Act 108 of 2010, requires the following “covered devices” to be recycled in Pennsylvania:
-Computers
-Computer Peripherals (keyboard, mouse, printer, etc.)
-Computer Monitors
-Televisions

Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon at the York County Resource Recovery Center (YCRRC) located at 2651 Blackbridge Road in York.  There is no tipping fee for loads consisting solely of electronics.  If delivering other wastes in addition to electronics during the same visit, the entire load will be subject to the YCRRC tipping fee.

 

Large items such as a sofa, chair, mattress, etc.

You may dispose of one bulk item per week through curbside collection.
For large items to be acceptable, they must be able to be lifted into a truck by two people. Loose piles are not able to be accepted.

Acceptable Items
Appliances such as Refrigerators and Washing Machines
Carpet (48 max. length, rolled and tied)
Furniture
Mattresses & Box Springs
Car Tires (TIRES ONLY. Must be removed from rims)
Tree Branches & Brush (48 max. length, bundled and tied)
Scrap Metal (48 max. length)

Non-Acceptable Items
Paints, Stain, Chemicals and Liquids
Batteries
Automobile Parts
Household Hazardous Waste
Tires on Rims|
Commercial and Industrial Waste
Construction Materials or Debris, including:
Drywall
Brick
Block
Treated Lumber
Roofing
Shingles
Ceiling Tiles
Concrete
If you have questions about large item pickup in your area, contact the Penn Waste Customer Service team or call (717) 767-4456 to speak with a Penn Waste representative.

 

Grass Clippings

The preferred option is for residents to dispose of grass clippings by using a mulching mower, composting, or another environmentally acceptable means.  If you have no other options, grass clippings can be thrown in the trash.

 

Leaves

Please visit our Public Works Department's Leaf Collection page.

 

Branches and Limbs

Please visit our Public Works Department's Branch & Limb Collection page.
Penn Waste will also collect branches & limbs every friday as long as they follow these guidelines:

48 max. length, bundled and tied

 

My cut Christmas tree after the holidays

Please visit our Public Works Department's Christmas Tree Collection page.

 

Fluorescent Lamps, Ballasts & CFL's

Fluorescent lamps are considered hazardous because they contain mercury.  Click here for information on how to dispose of these items. 

 

Household Hazardous Waste

The York County Solid Waste Authority explains what you can do here.
 

Batteries and cell phones

The York County Solid Waste Authority explains what you can do here.