October 2015


In This Issue

Riverside Adventures
Green Your Halloween
Newsletter Archive
Litter Letter Project
College Days at WTE




On Thursday, October 29, LCSWMA will be hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at our Transfer Station Complex located at 1299 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster.

For information on open positions or to fill out an application, click here.


Riverside Adventure


Long-time Conoy Township Supervisor, Steve Mohr, was interviewed for an article in Lancaster County Magazine about the development of the popular Northwest Lancaster County River Trail (NWLCRT).

Read more about the development of the 14.25-mile trail here and get outside to create your own riverside adventure.


Green Your Halloween


Going green doesn't have to be scary. Incorporate these five sustainable ideas into your celebration, and you'll have you guests saying happy hallowGREEN!


Past Newsletters


Access previous issues of Waste Matters here.


Litter Letter Project Comes to Lancaster


Each year, the City of Lancaster pays an estimated $2.1 million to clean up litter and illegal dumps. In an effort to help residents consider the impact of litter on the environment and in our community, LCSWMA and several community partners came together to bring the Litter Letter Project to Lancaster.

Established two years ago by designer and educator Rachael Hatley, the Litter Letter Project is a 3-D public art project that seeks to provoke response, thought and action regarding the impact of litter.

Since its inception in 2013, the Litter Letter Project has spread to four other states - Tennessee, Arizona, Iowa and Pennsylvania. Lancaster is the third city in Pennsylvania to adopt the concept.

Using life-size letters constructed out of chicken wire and rebar, Lancaster community groups collected litter from local streets and parks, filling each letter as a visual symbol of how littering affects neighborhoods. More than 130 bags of litter were used to fill the six-foot high letters.

The letters, installed on the front lawn of J.P. McCaskey High School, spell the word "ReTHINK" and will remain in place through November in hopes of catching people's attention and urging them not to litter.


College Students Learn the Importance of WTE


Every fall, LCSWMA holds its annual College Tour Days at our Lancaster Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facility.

During College Tour Days, students have the opportunity to embark on a 90-minute site tour given by our knowledgeable facility managers.

These tours offer an in-depth look at the engineering and environmental control measures behind how trash is transformed into renewable energy (electricity) that powers 30,000 area homes.

This year, we hosted more than 160 students from four local colleges during this program. For more information on facility tours, click here.


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