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3/14/2017: LCSWMA Closed

March 13, 2017 ·

Due to the impending snow storm, all LCSWMA facilities will be CLOSED on Tuesday, March 14. This includes the Transfer Station Complex, Household Hazardous Waste Facility, Frey Farm Landfill, Lancaster WTE Facility and the Susquehanna Resource Management Complex. Please check back for updates regarding the storm's impact on Wednesday's operations.

For a list of facility operating hours, click here

Tags: Frey Farm Landfill · HHW · SRMC · Waste-to-Energy

Register for the 2015 Wind Tours

May 04, 2015 ·

LCSWMA, in conjunction with PPL Renewable Energy, will once again host public tours of the Turkey Point Wind Project on Saturday, May 30. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to see the two 1.6 megawatt wind turbines, tour the Frey Farm Landfill and enjoy some delicious Turkey Hill Dairy ice cream. All visitors will receive a small gift. 

Free 30-minute tours will depart from Creswell Park (3103 River Road, Conestoga) at the following times:
-9 a.m.
-10 a.m.
-11 a.m.
-1 p.m.
-2 p.m.
-3 p.m.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required for this rain or shine event. To register, visit or call 717-397-9968. 


Tags: Community Events · Frey Farm Landfill · Wind Energy

Book a FREE Public Tour

March 03, 2015 ·

Have you ever wondered what happens to your trash after it’s picked up? Find out by taking a FREE public tour of our Transfer Station Complex in Lancaster, Waste-to-Energy Facility in Bainbridge or Frey Farm Landfill in Conestoga. 

Each tour offers a behind-the-scenes look at our daily operations. Follow your trash, as we transform it from waste to a resource! Tours run from March through October. Reservations can be made online or by calling 717-397-9968. 

Choose from the following tour options: 

Transfer Station Complex (1299 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster): Tours begin at the large Transfer Station building with an overview of Lancaster County's Integrated System. The walking tour continues with a visit to our Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility, compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and concludes in our Transfer Station training room where visitors can view the tipping floor in action.

Lancaster Waste-to-Energy Facility (1911 River Road, Bainbridge): Tours begin at the Administrative Building where visitors receive an overview of Lancaster County's Integrated System and Covanta's partnership as operator of the facility. The visit continues with a driving tour, where guests are shuttled around the site, stopping at the tipping floor, control room, ash warehouse and other site highlights.

Frey Farm Landfill (3049 River Road, Conestoga): Tours begin at the Rieber House Welcome Center where visitors receive an overview of Lancaster County's Integrated System. The visit continues with a driving tour, where guests are shuttled around the site, stopping at the landfill gas plant, wind project, landfill tipping face and other highlights.

Tags: Frey Farm Landfill · HHW · Tours · Transfer Station · Waste-to-Energy

FREE Home Compost Workshop

September 25, 2014 ·

It's not too late to sign up for LCSWMA's FREE home compost workshop, happening this Saturday, September 27, from 10-11 a.m. at the Rieber House Welcome Center at our Frey Farm Landfill located at 3049 River Road, Conestoga, PA 17516. 

Attendees will learn how to recycle organic waste from their kitchens and gardens instead of putting it in the trash. Composting is an excellent way to recycle vegetable scraps, grass clippings, leaves, and other organic materials and turn them into a useful and valuable product to naturally improve the soil.

Workshop participants will also learn how to build effective, yet inexpensive home compost bins to meet their needs. Each household in attendance will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive a free kitchen scrap collection bucket courtesy of US EPA, Region III.

To register for the home compost workshop, please call 717-397-9968 or email by noon on Friday, September 26. 

Tags: Community Events · Frey Farm Landfill · Green Tips

Faces of LCSWMA: Weighmaster

September 18, 2014 ·

In our new blog series, “Faces of LCSWMA,” we take you behind-the-scenes and introduce you to some of the staff who keep our facilities operating with excellence. In this post, you’ll meet Adam Campbell, Weighmaster at our Frey Farm Landfill and learn about the importance of the Weighmaster position at each of our sites.

Adam previously worked in the construction and plumbing fields, but desired a more fulfilling career and joined LCSWMA as a Compliance/Maintenance Officer at the Frey Farm Landfill (FFLF) when he was an eager 21-year old. With a can-do attitude, Adam worked his way into the Weighmaster position, after the former Scale House Operator retired following 25 years of service.

FFLF Manger, Bob Eshbach, describes Adam as a “good worker with a positive attitude” who “gets along well with everyone and is eager to help out wherever he is needed in order to get the job done.”

As Weighmaster, Adam is responsible for ensuring that all trucks are weighed-in at the facility in a safe manner, preventing unauthorized types of waste from being delivered to the site, directing customers to the appropriate drop-off area, as well as performing various other jobs, including truck driver, heavy equipment operator and other compliance and facility maintenance tasks as needed.  

In order to become a Weighmaster in Pennsylvania, Adam had to obtain his Weighmaster License from the Department of Agriculture. He trained during lunch breaks and on Saturdays, learning how to use PC Scales (a data management system), handling monetary transactions and ensuring the amount of material coming into the FFLF does not exceed the permitted amount of 2,000 tons per day.

As the first person who greets customers, Adam understands the importance of customer service and is constantly working to ensure both residents and haulers have a pleasant experience and are weighed-in and out in a timely manner.

Adam values working for LCSWMA and loves his job. He says, “The Authority has a really positive work environment. I’ve never worked for a company that really cares for its employees the way LCSWMA does.”

Next time you’re dropping off a load of trash at the Frey Farm Landfill, say hello to Adam as you pass over the scales and let him know you saw this article. 

Tags: Faces of LCSWMA · Frey Farm Landfill

Foxes at the Landfill

May 08, 2014 ·

Our Environmental Technician recently captured this photo of three baby foxes, approximately six or seven weeks old, at the Frey Farm Landfill. Red foxes are common in Lancaster County and enjoy the open fields and farm country. In addition to these fox pups, there are at least two or three other fox families living at the site.

As a member of the Wildlife Habitat Council, LCSWMA is committed to maximizing opportunities to engage in habitat conservation. Additionally, both our closed Creswell Landfill and active Frey Farm Landfill are certified as Wildlife at Work sites, a program that seeks to create, conserve and restore wildlife habitats on corporate lands. These efforts ensure we continue seeing animals thrive in their natural habitat for years to come.


Tags: Frey Farm Landfill · Wildlife