Frequently Asked Questions
You can take your electronics to the York County Waste Authority's Yard Waste Transfer facility on the 1st. and 3rd Saturday of the month from 9am to noon. Also, many municipalities offer their own electronics recycling programs, check with your local government for such collections.
Or visit www.ycswa.com
Telephones (cell or landline), fax machines, printers, microwaves, computers and there peripherals, stereos, tvs, vcr players and cd players.
One possibility is renting a dumpster to dispose of these items. If you do, the following may go to the York County Resource Center (incinerator): wallpaper, carpet and untreated lumber. Other items such as asphalt and slate shingles, drywall, bricks, gravel, concrete, insulation and glass would go to Modern Landfill for disposal.
Alkaline batteries may be put in your regular trash for disposal. Rechargeable batteries like cell phone batteries must be recycled. Many retailers have existing programs for these items.
The first Saturday in May residents may take these items to the free annual household hazardous products collection day. York county residents may also request an "at your door service " 2 times a year for collections. See www.ycswa.com for more information.
One alternative is to bring them to the YCRRC (incinerator) for disposal. They will remove the Freon before salvage. Second alternative is to contact a local scrap/salvage dealer. You could get scrap metal value for these items.
One option is to donate to your local Habitat for Humanity or other non-profit organization. The other is to secure the paint in a black trash bag with lid secured tightly when placed in your trash.
Tires resulting from regular residential activities may be included with your regular waste going to the YCRRC.
No, regular daily home use of these items are allowed to be disposed in regular trash receptacles. These items may alternatively be recycled if the homeowner desires. Some retailers as well as the YCRCC's Household Hazardous Waste day may be options for recycling.
As always, consult your waste hauling company for any questions regarding your waste disposal.
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