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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

Register For Wind Tours

April 17, 2014 ·

Join LCSWMA and PPL Renewable Energy on Saturday, May 17 for the 4th Annual Spring Wind Tours event at the Wind Project at Turkey Point.

The 3.2 megawatt project, owned by PPL Renewable Energy, is located on LCSWMA’s Frey Farm Landfill in Lancaster County along the Susquehanna River. The power generated by the two 1.6 megawatt wind turbines is purchased by the adjacent Turkey Hill Dairy, maker of high-quality ice cream, milk and tea products.

The wind project generates about 21-25% of Turkey Hill Dairy’s annual electric needs – that’s enough power to produce five million gallons of ice cream each year!

During the Annual Wind Tours event, visitors have the opportunity to see the two wind turbines, hear from our experts and enjoy some delicious Turkey Hill ice cream.

Free 30-minute tours will depart from Creswell Park in Conestoga at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Pre registration is required and seating is limited, so be sure to sign up early!

To claim your spot, register online by visiting www.lcswma.org/windtours or call Allison Vollmer, Public Relations Coordinator, at 717-397-9968 ext. 196 to register over the phone.

Tags: Tours · Wind Energy

Tour LCSWMA’s Facilities

February 20, 2014 ·

If you’ve ever wondered what happens to your trash after you throw it away, how garbage can generate renewable energy or how LCSWMA serves the community, then we invite you to participate in our Public Tours program on Tuesdays from March through October.

During these monthly tours, you’ll have the opportunity to visit our facilities for a behind-the-scenes look at daily operations:

• Transfer Station Complex in Lancaster on the second Tuesday of each month
• Frey Farm Landfill in Conestoga on the third Tuesday of each month
• Lancaster Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facility in Bainbridge on the fourth Tuesday of each month

In March, April and October, tours will be held at 10 a.m., while May through September tours will take place at 5 p.m., to accommodate those with daytime conflicts.

To register for a tour, please visit the Public Tours page on our website or contact Allison Vollmer, Public Relations Coordinator, at 717-397-9968 ext. 196.

Tags: Tours