November 2017
In This Issue
America Recycles Day

In honor of America Recycles Day on November 15, LCSWMA asked the community to snap a photo or video of themselves recycling, composting, or using LCSWMA's Household Hazardous Waste Facility and share it on social media using 

Participants were entered for a chance to win a Home Compost Kit worth $130. 

Keith Dieterle was the lucky winner of the kit. Not only did he deliver household hazardous waste to the HHW Facility, he says his family also recycles everything they can. We appreciate his efforts to help keep our community beautiful!

Not sure what goes in your recycling bin? Check out LCSWMA's Residents Guide to help with safe and proper disposal.


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LCSWMA Employees Give Extra!
Congratulations Lancaster County for contributing $8.6 million to the ExtraGive! LCSWMA was proud to sponsor this amazing day of giving that helps our community thrive. And LCSWMA believes that when our community thrives, our employees thrive too.

So, in addition to sponsoring the ExtraGive, we also strive to foster a philanthropic culture at LCSWMA. That's why we challenged employees to give extra - and they did! Ninety employees contributed a total of $19,245 during the ExtraGive this year.

How did they do it? Let's just say there was no lack of fun... 

Go Green for the Holidays
Did you know? Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve! This year, consider how you can enjoy a sustainable holiday season with these tips for going green
Act 101: What Does It Mean for Our Community?
Language in PA House Bill 118 effectively removes the sunset date from the $2 recycling fee and maintains the Recycling Fund established in Act 101. The bill (now Act 40 of 2017) was signed into law by Governor Wolf on October 30, 2017.

What does this mean and why is it important for our community's recycling efforts?

Let's start from the beginning.

Statewide recycling in Pennsylvania began in 1988 with the Municipal Waste Planning Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (Act 101) that requires larger municipalities (based on population) to recycle. The Act established a $2-per-ton fee on all waste disposed at municipal waste landfills and waste-to-energy facilities. The fees are placed into a Recycling Fund, from which the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) distributes grant money for local collection programs, public education, materials processing and composting facilities, equipment and technical training.

The Recycling Fund established in Act 101 was due to sunset January 1, 2020.

The hard work is seemingly done, why should community members care if the Recycling Fund ended?

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