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Posted on: April 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] York County Institutes Additional COVID-19 Preventive Measures at Collection & Recycling Centers

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To protect the health and safety of residents and York County employees, York County Public Works is instituting additional COVID-19 preventive measures at the 16 Collection & Recycling Centers.

Effective Thursday, April 9, 7:00am, the following temporary policies and procedures will be instituted at the Collection & Recycling Centers:

  • Suspension of the collection of white goods (appliances), electronics, paint, batteries, oils, and fluorescent bulbs. White goods (appliances) and electronics will be accepted at the landfill only. A temporary drop off area for these items has been established at the landfill. The landfill is located at 289 Public Works Rd, York.
  • Limiting the quantity of material accepted to the equivalent of one pick-up load per trip.
  • Per the Governor’s Executive Order, York County will now allow no more than a maximum of five individuals per 1000 square feet of space. Please be advised that physical traffic controls were installed at the Baxter, Lesslie, Lake Wylie, Mt. Gallant, and Eastview Centers in order to comply with this Order.
  • Encouraging citizens and staff to continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines; especially maintaining six feet of distance between each person.

“York County has experienced a 40% increase in volume disposed at the Collection & Recycling Centers and Landfill,” said Trish Startup, Public Information Officer. “The County asks that residents be patient at these locations and understand that the implementation of these COVID-19 preventive measures coupled with the increased demand may result in longer than usual wait times.”

Previously, York County Public Works had instituted social distancing and COVID-19 preventive measures on Monday, March 31. However, due to the continual increase of usage at the Collection and Recycling Centers, additional COVID-19 preventive measures are needed for the health and safety of residents and York County employees.

For any questions or additional information, please call Public Works at (803) 628-3181.

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