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Republic Services of York



Trust earned through action—day after day—that's our pledge to you. With resolve and professionalism, we work hard to satisfy your evolving waste and recycling needs. Whether driven by safety, compliance, the environment, or economic factors, we deliver reliable, convenient services to residential, business and municipal customers while advancing sustainable solutions for our planet.


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Your local team at Republic Services is devoted to meeting your needs every day. We’re dedicated to providing cost-effective garbage collection, recycling and solid waste disposal solutions for your home, business or government entity.

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York Waste Disposal Recycling Guidelines

Acceptable Items:
  • Aluminum food and beverage containers
  • Glass food and beverage containers (brown, clear and green)
  • Bi-metal, steel and aerosol cans
  • PET plastic containers with the symbol #1 narrow neck containers only.
  • HDPE plastic containers with the symbol #2 narrow neck containers such as milk and water bottles, detergent, shampoo, bleach bottles etc. without caps.,/li>
  • Plastics with symbols #3 - #7 narrow and screw top containers.
  • Newsprint
  • Cardboard; flattened in 2' x 2' bundles (may be placed in recycling bin along with other recycling.)
  • Residential mixed paper (junk mail, magazines, glossies, telephone books, printer/copier paper.)
  • Cereal boxes
Unacceptable Items:
  • Window or auto glass, drinking glasses, mirrors, light bulbs, ceramic, porcelain, microwave trays, glass cookware/bake ware.
  • Un-numbered plastic items
  • Plastic bags
  • Salad/deli containers
  • Plastic food tubs
  • Household items such as cooking pots, toasters, etc.
  • Batteries
  • Cardboard/paper with wax coating or liners
  • Scrap metal and siding
Woody Waste
Branches and tree limbs are not to exceed 3" in diameter and 4' in length feet in length and are to be bundled and secured by rope or twine and not to exceed 50 pounds. All other Woody Waste shall be placed in Kraft bags or biodegradable bags. Kraft bag are available either through your municipality or at various retailers such as home improvement or garden centers.

Unacceptable Woody Waste Items
  • Rocks
  • Stones
  • Sod
  • Grass clippings
  • Stumps
  • Tree branches larger than 3 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length.
  • Woody Waste should placed in plastic bags.

York Waste Disposal "Getting Involved in your Community"

Touch a Truck Day:
York Waste Disposal actively participates with York Township and Dover Township in their Community Awareness Programs. Collection vehicles are on display during Community Awareness Day and residents are encouraged to look, touch and ask questions.

Community Out Reach Program:
York Waste Disposal has partnered with several schools throughout our service area to introduce Garbage Gus. Garbage Gus is our interactive garbage truck character who helps educate children from grades K-6 to better understand safety and awareness. York Waste Disposal is committed to safety, and Garbage Gus helps to teach children how to safety be around our collection vehicles, while servicing their neighbors.

Industrial Customers
Disposal policy effective Monday, April 1, 2013: There is a 1 ton minimum on disposal. The charge was initiated by disposal sites who charge a 1 ton minimum.

Portal toilet service is now available.
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8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Contact Information

3730 Sandhurst Drive, Berkshire Industrial Park
PA 17406

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Billing and Sales: 877-692-9729
Main Office: 800-210-9675
Fax: 717-764-1944 (Sales); 717-767-1015 (Customer Service)


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