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 (FFLF) 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 FFLF is situated in a mainly residential and agricultural area.

   
   

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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.

   

Annual Totals
Tons Received: 286,396
Inbound Loads Received: 27,218
Volume Utilized for Year: 2.54%
Remaining Volume: 27.7%
Anticipated Year Full: 2019
Annual Density Achieved (lbs/cubic yard): 2,109
Landfill Gas Revenue: $52,409
Kilowatt Hours of Electricity Generated from Landfill Gas Energy: 14,191,846
Wind Revenue: $51,829
Kilowatt Hours of Electricity Generated from Wind Energy: 6,507,031

Averages
Average Tons Delivered Daily: 1,123
Average Inbound Loads Per Day: 107
Tons Per Average Inbound Load: 10.52
Average Minutes on Site: 17.5
Landfill Gas Revenue Share: $32,765

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 FFLF is subject to rigorous regulatory oversight. LCSWMA maintains an excellent record of meeting and exceeding all state and federal environmental standards. In fact, the FFLF 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.

Future Capacity

Future planning for the landfill includes a vertical expansion of the current site using mechanically stabilized earthen (MSE) berms. Employing this new technology will add approximately 15 years of future landfill capacity to continue serving the Lancaster community for years to come.