York County Solid Waste Authority Will Hold A Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
The York County Solid Waste Authority’s FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event will be held on Saturday, May 7th
from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. The event will be held behind the Authority’s Recycle Drop-Off Area located at 2685 Blackthorne Court, York.
Registration is required. Online registration is available for residents at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/york-county-solid-waste-authoritys-household-hazardous-waste-collection-tickets-288044929137
until May 6th. Participants who bring a device containing mercury, such as a thermometer or thermostat, will receive a $5 Lowe’s gift card (one per household while supplies last).
While attending the event, all participants must remain in their vehicles and contain all collection materials in the trunk or bed of vehicle (not the back seat). Materials will be removed from vehicle trunk/bed by event staff. No smoking is permitted at any time during the event.
Household hazardous waste includes products from the home that are corrosive (drain cleaners or bleach), flammable (gasoline), reactive (chemistry kits) or toxic (pesticides). The HHW Collection Event benefits York County by identifying hazardous wastes found in the home and providing an opportunity to manage these materials in a safe and efficient manner. Visit https://www.ycswa.com/accepted-not-accepted-hhw-event/
for a list of products that are and are not accepted at this event.
All York County homeowners or residential tenants are eligible to take advantage of this event. There is no fee to participate. Business and government entities are not eligible to participate. The program is made possible by funding generated from tipping fees collected at the York County Resource Recovery Center and a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. After collection, a licensed hazardous waste commercial hauler hired by the Authority will transport the material to permitted hazardous waste sites. These facilities will recycle the materials collected.
The Authority facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, education, recycling and resource recovery. The Authority is the owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center, a Small Load Drop Off Facility, a Recyclable Materials Drop-off Center, Ash Recycling & Processing Facility, the now closed York County Sanitary Landfill which hosts the Hopewell Area Recreational Complex and an Education Center. Click here
to visit the YCSWA website.
MED-ED SPRING AERIAL TRANSMISSION PATROL
Met-Ed is mobilizing to perform routine helicopter patrols on all Met-Ed transmission lines. These patrols are anticipated to take approximately two weeks to complete, but as always, work is strongly weather dependent and completion could be impeded by any post-storm or outage-related patrols that may occur. The helicopter to be used for these patrols is: Black, Hughes MD500 with red tail registration number N5027P.
These routine visual patrols are a general inspection of the structures, conductors, and all associated hardware on the transmission line(s) looking for any outstanding issues or immediate threats to the reliability of the transmission line(s). The helicopter may also be seen hovering and/or circling to get a closer look at any problems that may be found during these patrols.
PAHAF opens to assist homeowners
As you may know, the Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund opened this week, to assist Pennsylvania homeowners facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although applications are done fully online through the PAHAF portal, we know some community members may need assistance accessing a computer, understanding the requirements, and completing their application. The housing counseling team at Community Progress Council is here to help!
York County homeowners who may need in-person assistance to complete their PAHAF applications can call the housing counseling team at Community Progress Council to set up an appointment. Call Community Progress Council at (717) 846-4600 and select 0 to be connected with a Resource Navigator.
Please see the attached release for more details, and help us share this news with homeowners in your municipality. We also have information posted to our website at https://www.yorkcpc.org/pahaf/
and in Spanish at https://www.yorkcpc.org/pahaf-es/
Rain Garden Coming to Roof Park
A team of York County Master Watershed Stewards with the Penn State Extension, including several township residents, are taking the lead and working with Fairview Township to design and install a rain garden in Roof Park. “What is a Rain Garden? A rain garden is a planted depression that soaks up rainwater runoff from roofs, driveways, walkways, and compacted lawn areas—water that would otherwise carry pollutants directly to our streams. Rain gardens soak up 30 percent more water than an equivalent patch of lawn.”(Penn State Extension…https://extension.psu.edu/an Introduction to Rain Gardens (psu.edu) Fairview Township will be providing the plants, mulch, and other supplies as well as heavy equipment. Construction is expected to begin sometime in May of 2021 and completed by the end of June 2021. The rain garden will be located adjacent to the walking path within Roof Park and will include only native plants. This will help reduce stormwater runoff. It will capture runoff from the area adjacent to the path and allow it to infiltrate back into the ground and the evapotranspiration process to take place. Native plants also help reduce runoff pollutants, such as excess nitrogen, and provide food for pollinators. Additionally rain gardens are very aesthetically pleasing and provide an educational opportunity for children and adults. Fairview Township continues to look for ways to further engage the community in stormwater management projects and educational opportunities by seeking other locations to install or retrofit other Stormwater BMPs. If you think you may have a location, please contact Paul Rodrigo, MS4 Coordinator @ 717-901-5298.
EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM-
available to eligible York County Residents. Please see link below for more details.
The Red Land Senior Center is working in conjunction with other centers to bring you programs. Check out the Links below for details!!!
Senior centers throughout York County are collaborating to provide virtual programming for seniors. The link below is for general information about the collaboration.
York County Senior Center Virtual Programs
2021 Client Poster (York) 2021 Release
Northeastern Senior Center Providing Home Delivered Meals
It has been over 2 years since we’ve had “normal” hours of operation, but we are pleased to announce that as of April 5th, we will be open 5x a week again. There will be hot meals available for all these days. Frozen congregates will no longer be available on Wednesdays, but if you like “take-out” meals they will continue 5x a week (till further notice), but you must let us know your intentions ahead of time. Friendly reminder, we must know by 10am one business day ahead.
It is unknown when we will resume 3x a week with hot meals for HDM clients, but it will be returning in the next few months and volunteers will be needed! Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 10am-1pm. If you are in need of Home-Delivered meals you must call the Area Agency on Aging at 717-771-9610.
There is also a possibility that AARP will bring back their Safe Driving Courses in the fall of the year, but you will need to stay tuned in future newsletters.
Additionally, our website has moved and you can now find us at:
Northeastern Senior Center
PO Box 386 131 Center Street Mt. Wolf, PA 17347 717-266-1400
*Website : http://www.nassc.org
The “Home Delivered Meals Program” is designed to provide a well-balanced daily meal to homebound older adults who are unable to prepare adequate meals for themselves and have no means for assuring healthful nutrition. Meals are delivered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, The Northeastern Senior Center is seeking volunteers for home delivered meals, please call (717) 266-1400 if you are interested. The home delivered meal service is not a cost shared service. Monetary donations can be made to the York County Agency on Aging.