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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

Tags: SRMC · Transfer Station · Weather

Covanta and LCSWMA Extend Partnership

January 08, 2018 ·

New 15-year operating agreement reached for the Lancaster and Harrisburg Energy-from-Waste facilities

The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) and Covanta (NYSE: CVA), based in Morristown, NJ, announced today a new agreement for the operation and maintenance of LCSWMA’s two Energy-from-Waste facilities: the Lancaster Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facility, located in Bainbridge, PA, and the Susquehanna Resource Management Complex (SRMC), located in Harrisburg, PA. Combined, these two facilities process around 700,000 tons of waste annually. The new improved agreement, which was finalized at the end of 2017, extends a successful long-term collaboration between LCSWMA and Covanta through 2032.

“LCSWMA is proud to continue working with such an experienced and industry-leading company like Covanta,” says Jim Warner, CEO for LCSWMA. “Waste-to-Energy has been a critical component of LCSWMA’s integrated system that minimizes landfill consumption and generates renewable energy for our community. Covanta has been a vital partner in helping us achieve that goal with great success. This enhanced partnership will help LCSWMA continue offering cost-effective, sustainable waste management services to the residents and businesses we serve.”

LCSWMA retained Covanta’s expertise to design, build and operate the Lancaster WTE Facility. The facility, which Covanta has operated since 1991, serves the sustainable waste management needs of Lancaster County, processing 1,200 tons of municipal solid waste per day to produce enough renewable energy to power 30,000 homes continuously.

The SRMC, serves Dauphin County and the City of Harrisburg by processing up to 800 tons of municipal solid waste per day and generating approximately 23 megawatts of renewable energy that powers state capitol buildings in Harrisburg, PA.

Covanta has operated the SRMC since 2007 and was critical in the turnaround of the facility, completing upgrades that allowed the facility to operate in a reliable and environmentally-sound manner. LCSWMA purchased the SRMC in 2013 from the City of Harrisburg and made significant investments and capital improvements to further enhance facility performance, along with improving customer service and aesthetics of the site.

“We are very pleased to continue our mutually-beneficial partnership with LCSWMA,” said Joey Neuhoff, vice president and general manager of Covanta’s mid-Atlantic region. “LCSWMA has created a world-class integrated waste management system and we are proud of our contributions to that success. We look forward to our continued collaboration over the next 15 years.”

The new agreement stipulates investments and upgrades to the systems at both Energy-from-Waste facilities to ensure continued safe and reliable waste processing and energy production for many years to come.

LCSWMA’s integrated system and Covanta have won numerous awards over the years, including: the Gold Excellence Award in WTE from the Solid Waste Association of North America and Top Plant honors from Power Magazine for the turnaround of the SRMC. The two facilities are also recognized as Star worksites in the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). VPP Star status is the highest honor given to worksites with comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems.

Tags: In The News · SRMC · Waste-to-Energy

3/14/2017: LCSWMA Closed

March 13, 2017 ·

Due to the impending snow storm, all LCSWMA facilities will be CLOSED on Tuesday, March 14. This includes the Transfer Station Complex, Household Hazardous Waste Facility, Frey Farm Landfill, Lancaster WTE Facility and the Susquehanna Resource Management Complex. Please check back for updates regarding the storm's impact on Wednesday's operations.

For a list of facility operating hours, click here

Tags: Frey Farm Landfill · HHW · SRMC · Waste-to-Energy

New Waste Transfer Building Opens in Harrisburg

November 10, 2015 ·

LCSWMA just reached a major milestone in the transformation of the former Harrisburg incinerator site, with the opening of a new 29,800 square-foot facility at the Susquehanna Resource Management Complex (SRMC) in Harrisburg. The building adds transfer, maintenance, and administrative capacity to the site.

Constructed to address operational efficiencies and improve customer experience, the $5 million transfer building will primarily be used for construction/demolition waste loads and smaller customer deliveries. This keeps residents and smaller hauling customers off the main tipping floor of the waste-to-energy plant and out of the way of larger garbage trucks. Benefits include improved traffic flow, reduced customer on-site time, and increased safety for customers and LCSWMA staff.

In addition to the new transfer building, LCSWMA has invested approximately $8.6 million in other changes at the SRMC site over the last two years. Examples include: 1) moving the main site entrance to 19th Street, 2) installation of a new scale house with separate inbound and outbound scales, 3) numerous upgrades to the waste-to-energy plant, and 4) substantial improvements to site aesthetics. These modifications not only enhanced the aesthetics of the site, but also increased site traffic flow and reduced on-site/cueing time by an average of 50 percent.

The transformation of the SRMC demonstrates both LCSWMA’s standard of excellence, as well as a commitment to restoring the site into a community asset once again.  To view photos of the transformation at the SRMC and learn more, visit

Tags: Authority Projects · SRMC

New Traffic Pattern at SRMC

January 05, 2015 ·

Starting Tuesday, January 6, LCSWMA’s Susquehanna Resource Management Complex (SRMC) in Harrisburg will open its new scales, as well as institute a new traffic flow pattern using 19th Street as the main entrance. Additionally, the Cameron Street entrance will be closed to LCSWMA hauling customers and visitors. Please use the 19th Street Entrance to access the facility.

The Dauphin County Recycling Center will still be accessible by using the Cameron Street entrance.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Tags: SRMC

LCSWMA Rewards Harrisburg

March 28, 2014 ·

At a press conference on Thursday, March 27th, LCSWMA CEO Jim Warner presented a check worth $150,000 to Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse for the on-time early move of the city’s Department of Public Works (DPW) operations off the Susquehanna Resource Management Complex (SRMC) site.

In February, LCSWMA paid the City of Harrisburg an initial $150,000 to help with the move. This second $150,000 check was to reward the city for moving the DPW operations within 90 days of LCSWMA acquiring the SRMC.

Mayor Papenfuse, Public Works Director Aaron Johnson and Mr. Warner all commented during the press conference on the great working relationship between the city’s DPW staff and LCSWMA employees at the SRMC, which helped DPW to meet the move deadline.

DPW relocated to a former car dealership at 19th and Paxton Streets. The old DPW buildings at the SRMC will be razed to make room for new construction.

Tags: SRMC