Recycling Guidelines Update

Moving forward, Lancaster City will adhere to Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority's curbside recycling guidelines. To address the contamination issue, and ensure curbside recycling is sustainable, we are going “back to the basics” with the following four materials:

1) Corrugated cardboard (like shipping and packing boxes) 
2) Metal food and beverage cans
3) Plastic bottles and jugs with a neck
4) Glass bottles and jars

Mixed paper, newsprint and chipboard will not be accepted curbside, however these materials, along with others, can be dropped off at the Recycling Drop-Off Center at 850 New Holland Avenue. Go to for more information.

We understand that you may have questions regarding this change. Many of your questions can be answered by visiting If you are unable to find the answer to your question, please reach out to our Solid Waste Hotline at (717) 291-4744. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this transition.