Dauphin County Recycling Center to reopen on June 15 for curbside drop-off service

HARRISBURG, PA (June 11, 2020) – The Dauphin County Recycling Center will partially reopen on Monday, June 15 and begin accepting electronics, scrap metal and Styrofoam #6 by curbside drop-off. The hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., until further notice.

“Residents can drive up to the center, where staff will safely unload items from your vehicle,” said Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries, who oversees the county’s Waste Management and Recycling Department. “We’re doing everything we can to make recycling as simple and safe as we can.”

Workers at the recycling center will adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, including wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

Residents are encouraged to remain in their vehicles and wear a mask when dropping off items. The recycling center remains closed to the public.

“During the state’s stay-at-home order, we’ve maintained services at the county’s eight voluntary drop-off sites,” said Dauphin County Board Chairman Jeff Haste. “We’re now in a position to partially reopen our recycling facility and resume certain operations.”

In addition to the Steelton-based recycling center, Dauphin County has the following drop-off locations for cardboard, newspapers, books, aluminum cans and plastics 1, 2 and 5:

  • Conewago Township Municipal Building, 3279 Old Hershey Rd. in Elizabethtown
  • Gratz Borough Community Center, 125 North Center St.
  • Halifax Borough, Rt. 225, by Deppen Park
  • Harrisburg City, Uptown Shopping Plaza parking lot, 7th & Division streets
  • Highspire Borough, Lumber and Broad streets, behind the mini-mall
  • Lykens Borough, in the Boxers Parking Lot
  • Millersburg Borough, Front Street and Keystone Rd.
  • Williamstown Borough/Williams Township, Williamstown Borough Municipal Building

“Over the past few months, we’ve seen a steady stream of recyclables being dropped off at these sites,” said County Commissioner George P. Hartwick, III. “Clearly, residents want to do the right thing and recycle. As we start to reopen, we’re taking all the proper precautions to keep everyone safe.”

For more information about the county’s recycling programs, please call the center at 717-982-6772 or visit www.DauphinCounty.org.