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York County Solid Waste Authority

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    The York County Resource Recovery Center (RRC) is a waste-to-energy facility that uses garbage as fuel to produce steam to power a turbine to generate electricity. The RRC is designated under PA Legislation as a source of "green power". Visitors will be given an overview of the process of waste-to-energy followed by a walking tour of the facility, which includes the Tipping Floor, the Turbine-Generator Room and the Control Room. Tour space is limited- all guests must register by Thursday, June 6.

    • Thursday: Tours scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

    About the Event:

    • Event Type: Guided Tour
    • Event Length: 60-90 minutes
    • Public Restrooms: Yes
    • Handicap-Accessible: Yes
    • Cameras Permitted: Yes
    • Minimum Age Requirement: Yes; Must be six years or older to tour
    • Retail/Factory Store on-site: No
    • Admission Charge: No
    • Conditions/Restrictions: Yes; All guests must pre-register by Thursday, June 6.
    • Guests must wear closed-toe shoes. Hard hats and safety glasses will be provided.
    • Motorcoaches: Yes; all groups must pre-register by Thursday, June 6. Maximum number of 60 guests per tour.
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    • Operating Season: Year-round
    • Monday Hours: 9 am - 3 pm
    • Tuesday Hours: 9 am - 3 pm
    • Wednesday Hours: 9 am - 3 pm
    • Thursday Hours: 9 am - 3 pm
    • Friday Hours: 9 am - 3 pm
    • Saturday Hours: Closed
    • Sunday Hours: Closed
    General Information
    • Admission Cost: none
    • Restrictions: Tour participants must wear flat, closed toe shoes. Hard hats and safety glasses will be provided.
    • Motorcoaches Welcome: By reservation only
    • Age Requirement: 6 years & up
    • Wheelchair:
    • Factory Tour:
    • Cameras Permitted: Yes
    • Type of Tour: Guided
    • Tour Length: 60 minutes