Environmental Stewardship

Working in beautiful Lancaster and Dauphin Counties, we are constantly reminded that the world around us is an amazing place, rich with natural resources, diverse wildlife, and heritage. As such, LCSWMA recognizes our responsibility for managing and disposing waste while also using sustainable systems that reduce our own eco footprint.

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To assist with accomplishing LCSWMA’s mission of managing waste as a resource to protect and benefit our community, LCSWMA developed and implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS). LCSWMA’s EMS is approved by the International Organization of Standards (ISO 14001), and takes a comprehensive, proactive approach to reducing our impact on the local ecosystem and encompasses the following:

  • Compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations, rules, policies, and other requirements
  • Dedicating the resources necessary to meet or exceed environmentally related permit requirements
  • Continually improving our environmental performance and prevent pollution
  • Continuing to set and evaluate environmental performance goals
  • Considering environmental factors as they relate to LCSWMA Facilities and operations, especially when planning new projects, purchasing new equipment and reviewing/implementing operational practices
  • Communicating the environmental policy to all LCSWMA employees and persons working on behalf of LCSWMA
  • Providing employees, the opportunity to continue their environmentally related education through seminars, course-work or similar venues
  • Continuing to share regulated environmental performance information with the public in accordance with the LCSWMA’s Public Information Policy

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Wildlife Habitat Council Certified

As a member of the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), LCSWMA understands the intrinsic value that our landholdings have for local wildlife. We became a member of the WHC in order to maximize opportunities to engage in habitat conservation, biodiversity promulgation and public education at our facilities. Both our closed Creswell Landfill and active Frey Farm Landfill are Certified Gold through the Wildlife Habitat Council’s Conservation Certification program.


Three Foxes Sitting in Grass