LCSWMA, a municipal authority, manages the refuse (trash) for Harrisburg and the surrounding Dauphin County area, as well as the municipal solid waste and recyclables for Lancaster County. Once waste haulers deliver the material, we employ a multi-step approach to disposal and processing, called an Integrated System. This Integrated System not only saves significant landfill capacity, it also creates clean, renewable energy (electricity) that powers over 45,000 homes and businesses.
LCSWMA owns four facilities: a Transfer Station, Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facility, and landfill in Lancaster County, as well as the Susquehanna Resource Management Complex in Harrisburg, where waste is consolidated, processed, and disposed.
Environmentally responsible waste management is not LCSWMA’s only pursuit. Over the years, we have implemented a variety of green initiatives in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote alternative energy use. LCSWMA’s renewable energy portfolio includes a 3.2 MW wind energy project and 3.2 MW landfill gas-to-energy project located at our landfill, a 551 kW solar energy project and compressed natural gas fueling project at our Transfer Station, and two WTE Facilities (one 36 MW facility in Lancaster and one 23 MW facility in Harrisburg) that transform waste into a source of green energy.
For more information on LCSWMA’s operations and various ongoing initiatives, we invite you to explore our website at www.lcswma.org.
Why we’re a contributing publisher
LCSWMA was originally established to serve the Lancaster community by fulfilling the role of managing solid waste (trash) and recyclables, while also honoring local heritage through taking the appropriate measures to protect our environment, conserve natural assets (like land and water), and maximize resources to operate safely and efficiently—all while remaining fiscally sound. For several decades, LCSWMA has not only fulfilled this mandate but has become an integral part of fostering sustainable initiatives that address the economic, environmental, and social aspects of a healthy community.
With this legacy of service and a philosophy of establishing sustainable systems, LCSWMA recognized a need to develop additional waste processing capacity for the future. As such, we acquired the Susquehanna Resource Management Complex, previously known as the Harrisburg incinerator, in December of 2013. Now serving the City of Harrisburg and Dauphin County area, in addition to Lancaster County, LCSWMA understands how our organization affects and is affected by the communities we serve. LCSWMA is intertwined with residents, businesses, organizations, and other government entities, as well as projects and initiatives, which together, constitute the fabric of our strong, vibrant, and engaged society.
Essential to connecting members of a community with one another are quality publications, like TheBurg, which highlight the people and stories that impact the Harrisburg area. LCSWMA believes these foundational sources of education and information sharing serve the interest of the greater public and foster civic participation through knowledgeable and interested community members. As a Community Publisher, LCSWMA hopes that our support of this integrative journal publication will assist in making Harrisburg an even better place to live, work, and recreate.