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Refuse & Recycling


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Refuse Collection
As a service to its residents and property owners, Manchester Township contracts with a private garbage hauler to provide regular (weekly under the current contract) curbside garbage/ recycling collection. The terms of contracts may vary with regard to costs to the township and the number of items picked up by the hauler. Any change in contract provisions will be noted in the township newsletter as well as in the newspaper. The current contractor is Penn Waste.

Residents are encouraged to reduce the volume for collection in order to preserve the environment and to reduce the amount of garbage for which Manchester Township must pay to have processed at the York County Resource Recovery Facility. Reduction of garbage can include the backyard composting of grass clippings and yard waste. Information concerning backyard composting can be obtained from the York County Solid Waste and Refuse Authority @ 845-1066.

Garbage containers are limited to a maximum of six (6) containers per collection day (the weight limit is 50 lbs, the size is 32 gallons each). Call the township office for collection days. Garbage will not be collected on New Year's Day, Memorial Day , 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, or Christmas Day. When regular collection falls on a holiday, the collection schedule may change. Watch for advertisements or call the township for information. Residents are encouraged not to place containers at pick-up point before 7:00 p.m. the evening before collection day, but before 6:00 a.m. of the scheduled collection day. Yard Waste will be collected the 4th Saturday of each month April through October. Yard Waste needs to be Bundled or Placed in Bio-degradable Bags.

Recycling
ACCEPTABLE:
  • Cardboard (Standard Boxes, Pizza Boxes, Food Boxes, etc.)
  • Paper (Newspapers, Magazines, Office Paper, etc.)
  • Plastic Containers & Bottles (Water Bottles, Shampoo Containers, etc.)
  • Plastic Containers & Bottles #1 through #7
  • With necks smaller than their bases.
  • Metal (Aluminum Cans, Steel Cans and Food Containers, Empty Aerosol Cans, etc.)
  • Glass (Food & Beverage Glass Only)

NOT ACCEPTABLE:
The following materials cannot be processed through the Penn Waste recycling facility.
  • Needles
  • Plastic Tubs, Cups & Trays
  • Broken Glass
  • Windows, Mirrors, Ceramics
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Scrap Metal
  • Tupperware or Disposable Plastic Containers
  • Plastic Tableware (Knives, Forks, etc.)
  • Plastic Bags (Including Grocery Bags)
  • Light Bulbs
  • Solvents, Oil and/or Chemical Containers
  • Food-Soiled Materials
  • Soaked and/or Wet Papers or Cardboard
  • Waxy Cardboard
  • Plastic Food Wrappers
  • Used Paper Towels or Tissues

A recycling container has been provided for each residence in Manchester Township. If your container is lost or stolen, a replacement container can be obtained at the township office after a report has been filed with the Northern York County Regional Police Department. Containers rendered unusable because of damage may be replaced by bringing the damaged container to the Manchester Township Office. The recycling containers are designated for the property and should remain with the property if you would move. For more information go to www.pennwaste.com

Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Establishment Recycling

Recycling is mandated by Manchester Township Ordinance Sections 20-201 to 20-215 of Codified Ordinance and PA DEP Act 140. Items to be recycled include but are not limited to office paper, aluminum cans and corrugated paper. For information or to start a recycling program at your facility contact your current refuse collection company or www.pennwaste.com

Electronics Recycling
The York County Solid Waste and Refuse Authority offers a free weekly program for York County residents only every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Call 717-845-1066 for any questions. See for more information the the York County Solid Waste Authority's web site

Large Item Pick Up
One large item each week with trash collection. Click here for details

Yard Waste Collection
Is provided March through November, the 4th Saturday of each month

Yard Waste is material such as tree trimmings, shrubbery and any other organic landscape vegetation.

Place yard waste in biodegradable brown paper bags or bundle it with biodegradable twine in easy-to-handle bundles
  • Bundles may be no longer than four feet in length
  • Bundles may not weigh ore than 30 lbs each
  • Branches may not exceed six inches in diameter
Once prepared, yard waste must be placed at the curb on the scheduled pick up day before 6:00 am
    NO GRASS CLIPPINGS
    NO FRUITS OR VEGETABLES
    NO TREE STUMPS
    NO DIRT & STONES
Download Yard Waste Collection Guidelines

Leaf Collection
Manchester Township provides curbside leaf collection for its residents. The collection service begins in late October and is scheduled to end in mid December. During the scheduled leaf collection, place only leaves for pick up at the curb, loose, not in bags. Please watch the newspaper or the township newsletter or call the township office for details.

Because of factors which the township cannot control(volume of leaves, mechanical breakdowns or adverse weather conditions) the Manchester Township Public Works Department does not provide a schedule for leaf collection in Manchester Township.

Battery Disposal
Alkaline batteries are no longer recyclable. (i.e. AAA's, AA's, C's, D's, etc.). These batteries should now be disposed of in regular trash.

Please refer to the York County Solid Waste Authority for more information. Call 845-1066 or www.ycswa.com