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Entries for month: March 2018

3/24/2018: Extended Hours for Transfer Station and SRMC

March 23, 2018 ·

Resulting from the recent snow storm, the Transfer Station and Susquehanna Resource Management Complex will have extended hours Saturday, March 24 as follows:

  • The Transfer Station will be open 6 am to 12 noon

  • The Susquehanna Resource Management Complex will be open 5 am to 1pm

All other facilities will operate normal hours. For more info, visit https://goo.gl/7AMMfS

Tags: SRMC · Transfer Station · Weather

3/22/2018: LCSWMA Facility Hours

March 21, 2018 ·

With the exception of the Main Office, which will open at 9am, LCSWMA’s facilities will have normal operating hours Thursday, March 22. For facility hours visit: https://goo.gl/7AMMfS.

Tags: In The News · Weather

LCSWMA Facilities Closed Due to Weather Conditions

March 21, 2018 ·

Due to weather conditions, LCSWMA's facilities will close early Wednesday, March 21: 

  • Main Office now closed

  • ​Transfer Station closes at 1pm

  • Lancaster Waste-to-Energy Facility closes at 12 noon

  • ​Frey Farm Landfill closes at 12 noon

  • Susquehanna Resource Management Complex closes at 12 noon

  • Household Hazardous Waste Facility closes at 12 noon

The main office will reopen at 9am Thursday, March 22. Please stay tuned for details on facility hours.

Tags: In The News

Bob Zorbaugh to Become LCSWMA's Next CEO

March 16, 2018 ·

The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) announces the internal succession of Robert “Bob” Zorbaugh as the next CEO, starting January 1, 2019.  The decision was ratified by LCSWMA’s Board of Directors at their March 16th public meeting.

“The Board has great confidence in Bob’s diverse leadership experience and unique abilities,” says Steve Dzurik, LCSWMA’s Board Chair.  “He brings a considerable knowledge base, deep industry respect, and great energy to this role.  We believe Bob is well-positioned to lead LCSWMA to continue its long history of excellence and service to our community.”

Zorbaugh is a 28-year veteran of the solid waste industry, with expertise in facilities management, operational efficiency and safety, capital project management, environmental compliance, and technical services.

His career with LCSWMA began in 1990 as a Construction Inspector at the Frey Farm Landfill.  Zorbaugh then served in progressing management roles for LCSWMA, including Landfill Manager (1993 – 2001), Operations Manager (2001 – 2010), and Chief Operating Officer (2010 – 2018). 

During his tenure with LCSWMA, Zorbaugh directed several, critical projects and initiatives that positioned the organization as a nationally-recognized operation within the solid waste industry, as well as a respected, valued, and trusted community partner in Lancaster and Dauphin Counties.  Highlights from Zorbaugh’s career include:
 

  • Directing a 400,000-ton reclamation project at the Frey Farm Landfill (1991 – 1996), which involved the excavation, processing, and transportation of landfilled waste for waste-to-energy processing—the first project if its kind in Pennsylvania.
     

  • Launching an enhanced, comprehensive Safety Program (2002), with LCSWMA receiving numerous safety awards that recognized its stellar record of safe operations for employees, customers, and the community.
     

  • Directing the design, construction, and operations of a $34 million revitalization of LCSWMA’s Transfer Station Complex (2005 – 2007), including the first (and only) drive-through Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Pennsylvania.
     

  • Directing the operations of a $23 million revitalization of the Susquehanna Resource Management Complex (SRMC) in Harrisburg (2014), including transforming the aesthetics of the site, improving operational efficiencies, and enhancing customer service.
     

  • Achieving an outstanding environmental compliance history at all LCSWMA permitted facilities, including over 25-years of zero DEP violations at the Frey Farm Landfill.
     

  • Fostering a culture of excellent customer service at LCSWMA, including a focus on offering a quality experience for waste hauling customers and the community.
     

Zorbaugh says, “I’m honored the Board selected me as the next CEO for this great organization, of which I’ve been a part for almost three decades.  I’m also excited about LCSWMA’s future and look forward to continue working with our outstanding employees to fulfill the organization’s mission.” 

Starting this August, Zorbaugh will serve as co-CEO with LCSWMA’s current leader, Jim Warner, as Zorbaugh transitions in to the CEO role on January 1, 2019.  He conveys gratitude for Warner’s leadership, saying, “Jim has been a wonderful Mentor during my career at LCSWMA, and I appreciate all that he has given to not only myself, but the organization, and community as well.” 

Warner, who is retiring at the end of the year, reflects that “Bob has been critical to our success as an organization.  He offers a unique combination of knowledge, experience, and skills that strongly positions him to lead LCSWMA into the future.  I believe our Board made a wise decision, and I look forward to assisting Bob’s transition into his new role as CEO.”

Beyond LCSWMA, Zorbaugh is a respected leader within the local community and the solid waste industry.  He most recently served as Board President (2015 – 2016) for the Keystone Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), LCSWMA’s industry association.

He holds a B.S. in Geo-Environmental Science from Shippensburg University, as well as several operational certifications from SWANA.

Tags: Faces of LCSWMA · In The News

FREE Home Compost Workshops

March 09, 2018 ·

LCSWMA is partnering with municipalities, community organizations and Penn State Master Gardeners of Lancaster County to conduct home compost workshops where residents 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 soil amendment.

Workshop attendees will also learn how to build effective, yet inexpensive home compost bins to meet their needs. Each household in attendance will be eligible to receive a free kitchen scrap collection bucket and enter a raffle for a home compost bin courtesy of LCSWMA.

Lancaster County residents are invited to attend any one of the home compost workshops scheduled for this year. If required, residents should pre-register by no later than Friday at noon prior to the workshop they’ll be attending.
 

  • April 25 at the City of Lancaster Recycling Facility located at 850 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster. The workshop is from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. No fee is required, but pre-registration is recommended. To pre-register or for more information, please contact the City of Lancaster Solid Waste and Recycling Manager at (717) 291-4762 or email tbreneisen@cityoflancasterpa.com.

  • ​​May 19 at the West Earl Township Municipal Building located at 157 West Metzler Road, Brownstown. The workshop is from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. No fee is required, but pre-registration is recommended. To pre-register or for more information, please contact the West Earl Township Recycling Coordinator at (717) 859-3201 or email mwallace@westearltwp.com.

  • ​June 6 at the Chiques Creek Watershed Expo located at Manheim Farm Show Complex, 502 East Adele Avenue, Manheim. The workshop is from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. No fee is required nor is pre-registration is not necessary. For more information, please contact Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance at manager@raphotownship.com.  This family event includes presenters from Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, the Lancaster Environmental Center, Lancaster County Conservation District, native plant nurseries, PA Fish and Boat Commission, Lancaster Conservancy and others.
     

  • ​June 23 at the West Donegal Township Municipal Building located 1 Municipal Drive, Elizabethtown. The workshop is from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. No fee is required, but pre-registration is recommended. To pre-register or for more information, please contact the West Donegal Township Recycling Coordinator at (717) 367-7178 or email wendy@wdtwp.com.

Tags: Community Events · Recycling