Environmental Management System (Policy)

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EMS System

To assist with accomplishing LCSWMA's mission of managing Lancaster County's solid waste and recyclable material in an environmentally safe, reliable and efficient manner, LCSWMA developed and implemented an Environmental Management System. LCSWMA's Environmental Management System (EMS) is approved by the International Organization of Standards (ISO 14001).

As such, LCSWMA is committed to 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 improve 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.

Environmental Management System