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Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority

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Transfer Station Complex Tour!

Friday, April 10th, 11am-12:30pm

1299 Harrisburg Pike

Lancaster, PA


The Transfer Station performs a critical role in Lancaster County's integrated solid waste management system. Located on Harrisburg Pike, just outside the Lancaster City limits, the Transfer Station serves as a central drop-off location for waste haulers who collect refuse, certain recyclable materials and construction/demolition waste within Lancaster County. The material is delivered by independent private haulers, loaded into transfer trailers and transported to the Waste-to-Energy Facility, Frey Farm Landfill or a private recycling facility.

In addition to its convenient location, a major benefit of the Transfer Station is that it greatly reduces truck traffic on the county's highways by serving as a waste delivery consolidation point. In fact, for every five garbage trucks that enter the facility, only one LCSWMA Transfer Trailer is needed to haul compacted waste on the final leg of its disposal journey. The Transfer Station Complex is permitted by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to process up to 2,200 tons per day.

Tours of the Transfer Station Complex begin at the large Transfer Station building with an overview of Lancaster County's Integrated System. The walking tour continues with a visit to our Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility, compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and conclude in our Transfer Station training room where visitors can view site operations.

** Please note that only students 13 years old and up may attend this event due to the nature of the facility. All participants will wear a protective vest and goggles during the tour**

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10:30-11:00am- arrival, sign in, name tags

11:00-12:30- Transfer station Complex tour!

12:30- departure

Cost: FREE

Purpose: Educational and Socialization

Educational Outcome: Students will learn the purpose and day to day operations of the Transfer Station Complex through a guided and interactive tour. Students will engage in interactive Q & A with 2 recycling managers on site. Students will then describe ways that they can recycle in their own community.

OLS hours: 90 minutes of science

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1: In consideration of our students with serious allergies, please refrain from bringing nut (food) products and balloons.

2: As always, to limit the spread of possible flu, please do not attend a PAVCS event if you have had a fever within 24 hours of the event.

3. For safety: All students need to be accompanied by a parent or learning coach.