The York County Solid Waste Authority Postpones
May 2 Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program
The York County Solid Waste Authority has postponed its free residential household hazardous waste (HHW) collection program scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020 until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to reduce person-to-person contact. Under Governor Wolf’s “Stay at Home” order, residents should be traveling only for essential services: Essential travel includes things like commuting to an essential job, picking up supplies like groceries and medicine, and checking on family and pets in other households.
Residents who would normally bring their household hazardous waste to the Authority’s free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program may either hold onto their HHW until the pandemic has passed and we are able to reschedule a collection event, or they can dispose of their HHW in their regular garbage. Under state regulation, residential households are exempt from state hazardous waste regulations and may dispose of household hazardous waste in their regular garbage. Because York County uses waste to energy technology to manage municipal solid waste, waste is combusted at a high temperature in enclosed, environmentally controlled combustion units and emissions are managed via advanced emissions technology.