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.

DAYS AND HOURS OF OPERATION: (weather permitting)

  • Starting Monday, November 8, 2021, hours change to: 2:00pm to 5:00pm (Mon-Thurs)
  • Every Saturday, 8:00am to 1:00pm
  • CLOSED Friday and Sunday
  • Last Saturday is November 20, 2021
  • Last Weekday is November 24, 2021
  1. CLOSED the following Mondays: May 31, July 5, September 6
  2. CLOSED the following Saturdays: May 29, July 3, September 4

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


  • 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. 
  • 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:

  • Available for pickup at the woody waste facility, and only during the above posted operating days/hours. The LAST DAY yard waste bags WILL BE AVAIILABLE is Thursday, October 14, 2021 (or while supply lasts). You may purchase yard waste bags at Lowes, Home Depot, or any other store of your choice.

Grass Clippings:

  • The Lancaster Township woody waste facility DOES NOT ACCEPT grass clippings. It is recommended that you mulch your grass with your lawnmower, and let it decompose back into the ground which is beneficial to your 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: $1 per bag; $10 for a small pickup or trailer load 6ft; $15 for a pickup truck or trailer load 8 ft. Call them for more information – (717) 733-1602.


Questions or concerns regarding the woody waste facility:

After the yard waste facility has closed and the curbside collection has endedyard waste (NOT INCLUDING GRASS CLIPPINGS) can be disposed of with regular trash. It must be contained in black plastic bags and be counted as one of your three containers of trash.