Woody Waste Facility


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

The 2023 Woody Waste Regular hours are over as of Thanksgiving. Please see below for our Winter 2023 -2024 Hours. All open hours in Winter are weather pending.

Woody Waste Facility is OPEN on the following dates in Winter 2023 - 2024:
  • Wednesdays from 11AM to 3PM 
  • December 9th from 8AM to 1PM
  • December 30th from 8AM to 1PM
  • January 13th from 8AM to 1PM
  • January 27th from 8AM to 1PM
  • February 10th from 8AM to 1PM
  • March 16th from 8AM to 1PM
Operational Notes:
  • 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.
  • Severe weather events may cause the closure of the facility.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO LUMBER OF ANY KIND ALLOWED. YARD WASTE/NATURAL WOOD ONLY.
  • 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.
  • AS OF JUNE 2023, BIOBAGS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE AT OUR WOODY WASTE FACILITY
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.

Christmas tree drop-off takes place December 26th, 2023 through Saturday, January 13th, 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.
  • ABSOLUTLY NO ARTIFICIAL TREES OR YARD WASTE. 

Questions or concerns regarding the woody waste facility: