Frequently Asked Questions

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What are your working hours?

LCSWMA's current operating hours are as followed:

Main Office
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays: (closed)

Transfer Station Complex
Monday through Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays:  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Waste-to-Energy Facility
Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Frey Farm Landfill
Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Susquehanna Resource Management Complex
Monday through Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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What do you accept for recycling?

LCSWMA provides drop-off services to residents of Lancaster County at the Transfer Station Complex, Waste-to-Energy Facility and Frey Farm Landfill. Residents may put only the "Big 4" in the containers for their convenience: plastic bottles/jugs with a neck, metal food and beverage cans, glass bottles/jars and corrugated cardboard.

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Where can I take items that are recyclable but shouldn’t go in my curbside bin?

Some items like newspaper, chip board, and plastic bags, should not go in your curbside bin, but may be dropped off at local facilities. Visit www.earth911.com for a list of locations.

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Do you supply recycle bins?

No, recycle bins are provided by the municipality in which you live.

For details on your specific curbside recycling program, contact your municipal recycling coordinator. To find the county or municipality where you live
click here.

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Why wasn't our trash picked up?

LCSWMA does not pick-up your curbside trash. That service is provided by outside haulers. LCSWMA manages the processing of waste once it is delivered to us by private haulers. Contact your trash hauler or municipality for more information. To find the county or municipality where you live click here.

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Do you shred paper?

No, paper is burned at LCSWMA's Waste-to-Energy Facility and turned into renewable energy (electricity). LCSWMA does not provide paper shredding services. Contact Shred-it of Lancaster for assistance:

595 East Oregon Rd
Lititz, PA 17543

P: 717-826-0444
F: 717-393-3430
www.shredit.com/Central-PA/Home

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Will you accept my mattress and box spring?

Yes, mattress and box springs are accepted as trash. You may dispose of one item (up to 200 lbs) for $15. More than one item or over 200 lbs or trash meets the minimum rate of $30 (up to 820 lbs of trash).

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Is my microwave hazardous waste?

No, microwaves are processed as trash. You may dispose of one item (up to 200 lbs) for $15. More than one item of over 200 lbs or trash meets the minimum rate of $30 (up to 820 lbs of trash).

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How should I dispose of my prescription medicine?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises residents to first take advantage of any local drug take-back programs available to the public. Contact your local municipal office to learn about resources available in your area or utilize one of the links to learn more:

   
   
   
   

If no disposal instructions are given on the prescription drug label and no take-back program is available in your area, throw the drugs in the household trash following these steps:

1. Remove them from their original containers and mix them with an undesirable substance, such as used coffee grounds or kitty litter (this makes the drug less appealing to children and pets, and unrecognizable to people who may intentionally go through the trash seeking drugs).

2. Place the mixture in a sealable bag, empty can, or other container to prevent the drug from leaking or breaking out of a garbage bag.

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What should I do with my needles from insulin?

For safe disposal of sharps (needles), contact LCSWMA for a free Safe Clip™, a portable device that clips and stores up to 1500 needles. Safe Clips™ are also available at most pharmacies for purchase. Once full, the device may be placed in your regular trash.

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What should I do with my medical waste?

In-home medical waste may be disposed of as regular trash. For large volumes of medical waste or waste materials generated at doctors' offices, health care facilities, medical research facilities or laboratories, contact the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) for proper medical waste handling instructions.

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