Monday, November 14, 2016

Drop-Off Center open for recycling shredded paper

Shredded Paper – City of Lancaster's Recycling Drop-Off Center

850 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA

Residents, municipal offices and businesses who recycle shredded paper may deliver it to the City of Lancaster's recycling drop-off center which is located at 850 New Holland Avenue.  For reference, this is the former city fire station located between the Burle Business Park and the RR underpass just west of Route 30.   The drop-off was funded by a Pa DEP 902 Recycling Grant and opened in January 2013 to not only serve Lancaster City residents, but every municipality in the county.   In fact, they will accept paper from any resident, municipal office or small business that generates its own paper. They  do not accept paper from commercial haulers, since they  are not set up to handle that volume.  The drop-off will accept bags of shredded paper which they then bale and market to paper mills.

This drop-off will complete four full years of operation in January 2017.   By that time they will also have processed and marketed 1,000 tons of paper, including corrugated cardboard, office paper, newspaper, magazines, chipboard and books.  They are planning to celebrate this milestone during the week of January 16, 2017.  

If you are unfamiliar with the program and have not had the opportunity to visit, please  stop by during that week to learn more about this program.  

The purpose of this program is to offer a cost effective marketing option for those residents and small businesses that want to recycle paper but are not able to have it collected at their home or business.

Borough Offices: 308 Locust Street, Columbia PA 17512 | Phone: 717-684-2467

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