Woody Waste Facility

is located in the area of the Maple Grove Community Park.

2023 Regular Days and Hours of Operation: The facility re-opens for regular season hours starting on Saturday, April 1, 2023, and open weekdays -- Monday through Thursday.

  • Saturday hours (8AM to 1PM)
  • Weekday hours up to September 28 (Monday thru Thursday - 3PM to 7PM)
  • Weekday hours change on October 2 (2PM to 6PM)
  • Weekday hours change on October 30 (2PM to 5PM)
  • Saturday, November 18 LAST SATURDAY (8AM to 1PM)
  • Wednesday, November 22 FINAL DAY for the regular season (2PM to 5PM)

Woody Waste Facility is CLOSED on the following dates in 2023:
  • CLOSED Fridays, Sundays, and holidays.
  • Saturday, April 8
  • Saturday, May 27
  • Monday, May 29
  • Saturday, July 1
  • Monday, July 3
  • Tuesday, July 4
  • Saturday, September 2
  • Monday, September 4

  • Access is one-way only via the Elm Avenue service road located behind the Giant Store at Stone Mill Plaza.
  • All traffic must exit via Columbia Avenue (eastbound; right turn only).
  • Service is for Lancaster Township residents ONLY—have ID ready for the gate attendant.
  • NO commercial landscapers (work-for-hire individuals).
  • Access to the facility will be controlled.
  • Yard waste bags in 2023 will be available starting Saturday, April 1, 2023, during regular facility hours.
  • Severe weather events may cause the closure of the facility.
  • NO BAGS, including Bio Bags, are to be left at the facility. ALL bags must be dumped & taken with you.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO DUMPING OF WOODY WASTE OUTSIDE OF ENTRANCE GATE. The area is under video surveillance; violators will be cited.
Grass Clippings:
  • The township woody waste facility DOES NOT ACCEPT grass clippings. It is recommended you mulch your grass with your lawnmower, and let it decompose back into the ground which is beneficial to the soil. Read the full notice regarding non-acceptance of grass clippings here.
  • Martin Mulch Products in Ephrata (located at 55 Woodcrest Drive), will accept grass clippings FOR A FEE. Call them directly for information on cost and hours – (717) 733-1602.
MULCH: Self-load
  • Starting Saturday, April 1, 2023:  DAWN TO DUSK while supply lasts. Located outside of the woody waste facility entrance.
Bulk Mulch will be loaded:  Starting Monday, April 3, 2023 and through to Thursday, May 25, 2023:
  • Monday to Thursday--3:30PM to 4:15PM
  • Saturday, April 15, 2023--8:00AM to 1:00PM
  • Saturday, May 13, 2023--8:00AM to 1:00PM 
  • After May 25, 2023, loading will be by appointment only (Monday-Thursday)

Christmas tree drop-off takes place December xx, 2023 through Saturday, January xx, 2024, (dates TBD) Dawn to Dusk, in the designated area only. This service is for Lancaster Township residents only.
  • REAL Christmas trees only.
  • ALL decorations removed and NO tree bags.

Questions or concerns regarding the woody waste facility: