Yard/Woody Waste “Drop-off” Facility


NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY for entrance to the Lancaster Township Woody Waste drop-off facility. Days/hours of operation are listed below. Questions or concerns may be directed to:  Ph: (717) 293-1733; Email: mhamlin@twp.lancaster.pa.us

The Lancaster Township Woody Waste facility DOES NOT ACCEPT GRASS CLIPPINGS along with your woody waste. Read the full notice here.

Yard waste bags are available for pickup at the woody waste facility during the days/hours listed below. TEN (10) bags per week; ID required. 

Days and Hours of Operation:

  • Monday: 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am to 1:00pm

Note:  Access to the facility will be controlled, and there may be delays. We appreciate your patience. Please abide by CDC guidelines and maintain social distancing to protect our employees and township residents.

This service is for Lancaster Township Residents Only; NO commercial landscapers (work-for-hire individuals). 

All traffic must enter via the Elm Avenue service road (behind Giant at Stone Mill Plaza). The service road is ONE WAY INTO MAPLE GROVE. All traffic will exit via Columbia Avenue Eastbound only.

NO BAGS including Bio Bags are to be left. ALL bags must be dumped & taken with you. Area under video surveillance; violators will be cited.

The woody waste facility will be closed on the following days:

  • Every Friday and Sunday
  • Saturday, July 4 (Independence Day)
  • Saturday, September 5 (Labor Day weekend)
  • Monday, September 7 (Labor Day)
  • The last Saturday is November 21, 2020.
  • The last weekday is Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

Mulch is available free of charge to Lancaster Township residents only, and while supply lasts. Self-load service; no appointment necessary. Absolutely no contractors.

  • Self-load will continue until all supply is gone. DAWN TO DUSK; outside of the Woody Waste facility gate.