Oversized & Hazardous Materials
The 2013 Covered Device Recycling Act dictates how televisions, computers & peripherals are disposed of. These items are no longer collected curbside. Residents may take these items to the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Hazardous Waste Disposal facility located along Harrisburg Pike.
Your item is considered oversized if it weighs more than 30 lbs. and/or is larger than 4 feet in length/height. Two (2) oversized items are allowed each week on your normal trash collection day along with your three trash cans/bags. A $5 red tag must be purchased at the Township office and attached to the item so that it is visible to the hauler. If you are unsure of an item, please call the Township office.
- FURNITURE (ability of 2 person crew to lift)
- RIMS (tires removed)
- MATTRESSES/BOX SPRINGS/BED FRAMES
- SNOW BLOWERS
- AIR COMPRESSORS
- VACUUM CLEANERS
- KEROSENE HEATERS (emptied)
- LAWNMOWERS (no riding mowers)/SNOW BLOWERS
- BASKETBALL POLES & BACKBOARD (no cement bases, poles cut 4'-5' lengths and a tag needed for each piece)
- CARPETS (rolled and tied-6' max length)
- WATER SOFTENER TANKS
- GRILLS (propane tanks removed)
There are certain items and materials that households (not your trash hauler) must dispose of because they are considered non-trash and non-recyclable.
You may contact the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority at (717) 397-9968.
The office is located at 1299 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster.
Examples of hazardous materials are:
- CANS OF PAINT
- MATERIAL ASSOCIATED WITH PAINT/PAINTING
- VARIOUS TYPES OF VEHICLE FLUIDS
- VEHICLE BATTERIES
- PROPANE TANKS
Broken Glass can be disposed of through the trash program however extreme caution needs to be taken. Place broken glass in trashcan or a cardboard box, or wrap in newspaper and tape securely shut. It is very important for the trash hauler to recognize that it is glass.
Never place broken glass in a trash bag. If unseen by the hauler, the hauler could be seriously cut.