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Facilities: Frey Farm Landfill

Frey Farm Landfill

Solid waste that cannot be recycled or burned for energy represents the smallest portion of the waste generated by Lancaster County residents and businesses. This waste is taken to the Frey Farm Landfill where the best available environmental protection practices and technologies are employed. Located along the Susquehanna River, near the village of Creswell in Manor Township, the Frey Farm Landfill is situated in a mainly residential and agricultural area.

   

Facility Performance for the Frey Farm Landfill in 2012:

  • Tons Received: 280,649

  • Average Tons Delivered Daily: 1,096

  • Inbound Loads Received: 27,164

  • Average Inbound Loads Per Day: 106

  • Tons Per Average Inbound Load: 10.33

  • Average Minutes on Site: 17.9

  • Volume Utilized for Year: 2.70%

  • Remaining Volume: 29.84%

  • Anticipated Year Full: 2019

  • Annual Density Achieved (lbs/cubic yard): 2,291

  • Landfill Gas Revenue: $52,631

  • Landfill Gas Revenue Share: $86,889

  • Kilowatts of Electricity Generated from Landfill Gas Energy: 18,487,068

  • Wind Revenue: $58,627

  • Kilowatts of Electricity Generated from Wind Energy: 5,976,549

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Frey Farm Landfill – Permit # 101389
3049 River Road, Conestoga, PA 17516
Office: (717) 871-6420 
Scale House: (717) 872-7661

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Directions to the Frey Farm Landfill

From Philadelphia Area:

  • Take Route 30 West.

  • Take Columbia / Route 441 South exit and turn left.

  • Travel Route 441 approximately 7 miles, past Turkey Hill Dairy.

  • Landfill is on the right.

From Reading Area:

  • Take Route 222 South to Lancaster.

  • Take Route 30 West.

  • Take Columbia / Route 441 South exit and turn left.

  • Travel Route 441 approximately 7 miles, past Turkey Hill Dairy.

  • Landfill is on the right.

From York Area:

  • Take Route 30 East to Columbia.

  • Take Columbia / Route 441 South exit and turn right.

  • Travel Route 441 approximately 7 miles, past Turkey Hill Dairy.

  • Landfill is on the right.

From Harrisburg Area:

  • Take Route 441 South from Harrisburg.

  • Travel approximately 28 miles - through Middletown, past TMI and through Columbia.

  • Landfill will be located on your right.

How does the landfill operate?

By the very nature of LCSWMA's Integrated System, the material that is landfilled consists mostly of inorganic matter, which produces less gas, odor and litter. To further reduce litter and odor, waste is covered at the end of each day with an inert material—the ash from the Waste-to-Energy Facility. So in addition to putting waste material to beneficial use (burning it for electricity), the ash is substituting for a valuable natural resource, soil.

To prevent landfill liquid (leachate) from leaching into the surrounding environment, a double-composite liner system is utilized along with a network of pipes to collect the leachate, which is pumped to a local municipal treatment plant.

When a portion of the landfill, called a "cell" reaches capacity, it is sealed with a series of capping materials that block precipitation from reaching the waste material. Grass is then planted on top of the closed cell to prevent erosion.

Like all of LCSWMA's facilities, the Frey Farm Landfill is subject to rigorous regulatory oversight. LCSWMA maintains an excellent record of meeting and exceeding all state and federal environmental standards. In fact, the Frey Farm Landfill is the only landfill in Pennsylvania to have never received a violation from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) since the DEP's eFACTS database came online in 1997.

Because of LCSWMA's Integrated System, the Frey Farm Landfill is expected to last
until 2019.

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Frey Farm Site Map