Lancaster Waste-To-Energy Facility

Around 95% of Lancaster County’s municipal solid waste (MSW) is taken to the Lancaster Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facility where it is combusted to create electricity. In fact, the facility makes enough energy from burning garbage to power the equivalent of 1 in 5 area homes.

WTE offers four key benefits:

  • Reduces the volume of waste by 90%, so less material is landfilled.
  • Generates energy to power local homes and businesses. As a qualified tier II renewable generator, Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are sold to help support the financial sustainability of the facility.
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by combusting the waste instead of landfilling it.
  • Recovers ferrous and non-ferrous metals for recycling.

The Lancaster WTE Facility also provides steam to neighboring Perdue AgriBusiness. In fact,  Perdue’s soybean processing plant uses 15-20% of WTE steam for drying and processing operations at their facility.

Learn more about the Lancaster WTE Facility in this short video or explore the facility through our self-guided virtual tour.

Plan Your Visit

  • Address: 1911 River Road, Bainbridge, PA 17502
  • Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday from 6:30AM–3:30PM , First Saturday of the Month from 7AM–10AM
  • Trash Disposal Information (including fees, accepted materials and more): Click here
  • Delivery Instructions: All loads delivered to the Lancaster WTE Facility must be tarped.

Reminder: Our facilities ONLY accept credit or debit cards. No cash or checks.

Any vehicle or trailer that could be perceived to exceed Registered Gross Vehicle Weights (Vehicle: 17,000lbs. and/or Trailer: 10,000lbs.) must provide vehicle or trailer registrations to Weighmasters to ensure compliance with PA DEP WTSP Requirements.