Woody Waste Facility

is located in the area of the Maple Grove Community Park. Access is via the Elm Avenue service road located behind the Giant Store.

This service is for Lancaster Township Residents Only; ID Required. NO commercial landscapers/work-for-hire individuals.  

Reopens Monday, April 12, 2021 (weather permitting). First Saturday opening is April 17, 2021.

DAYS AND HOURS OF OPERATION: OPENS APRIL 12, 2021 (weather permitting)

  • Monday thru Thursday, 3:00pm to 7:00pm *
  • Every Saturday, 8:00am to 1:00pm**
  • CLOSED Friday and Sunday

*CLOSED the following Mondays: May 31, July 5, September 6
**CLOSED the following Saturdays: May 29, July 3, September 4

  • Starting Monday, October 4, 2021, hours change to: 2:00pm to 6:00pm (Mon-Thurs)
  • Starting Monday, November 8, 2021, hours change to: 2:00pm to 5:00pm (Mon-Thurs)
  • Last Saturday is November 20, 2021
  • Last Weekday is November 24, 2021 

TO ACCESS THE FACILITYRead here for the temporary traffic pattern changes due to construction > https://www.twp.lancaster.pa.us/woody-waste-facility-access

  • All traffic MUST ENTER ONLY via the Elm Avenue service road located behind the Giant Store.
  • This service road is ONE WAY INTO MAPLE GROVE.
  • At the stop sign at the bottom, turn left to access the facility. Follow posted signs.
  • When leaving, all traffic must exit via Columbia Avenue Eastbound 

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.

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.

Yard waste bags will be available for pickup at the facility starting April 12, and only during the posted operating days/hours. Yard waste bags will continue to be available up to the final week of curbside collection which is the week of October 11, 2021 (or while supply lasts). You may also purchase yard waste bags at Lowes, Home Depot, or any other store of your choice that sells them.

The facility DOES NOT ACCEPT grass clippings. Read the full notice here.

Mulch is available free of charge to Lancaster Township residents only, and ONLY 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.

Bulk Mulch will be loaded Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 3PM to 4PM until June 3, and Saturday, 8AM to Noon on April 17, April 24, May 1, and June 5. No appointment is necessary. Lancaster Township residents only.

Questions or concerns regarding the woody waste facility:

Yard waste (after the drop-off facility has closed and the curbside collection has ended) can be disposed of with regular trash. It must be contained in black plastic bags and counted as one of your three containers of trash.