Fairview Township enacted a burning ordinance that went into effect January 1, 2007.
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Yard Waste Facility is located along Fairview Road adjacent
to the North Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Fairview Township Yard Waste Facility is located at 55 Fairview Road, New Cumberland, PA, 17070, (40.212600N, 76.862455W) next to the North Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Yard Waste Facility is on the site of the former Beaver Field ball field.
The Yard Waste Facility is open year round with the following hours of operation:
Weekdays: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (except holidays)
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except holidays)
The facility is managed by Larry, a retired township resident working part-time. He checks to confirm that people using the facility are township residents and the material being dropped off is acceptable in accordance with our Yard Waste Facility Guidelines. Larry will record your last name, address, type and amount of material that you drop off or pick up.
Larry (left) verifying proof of township residency
(driver's license is acceptable)
The facility accepts Christmas trees, tree trimmings and brush from your yard clean up projects. We have had several residents bring in large pieces of trees cut for firewood that is available on a first come first serve basis for other residents. In addition some people have dug out flowers and small plants and have brought them to the facility for composting and others have taken them home for planting at their residence. Some of the plants have been re-planted at various township facilities.
Note: Residents are expected to unload or load their vehicles themselves. Township employees will not use our equipment to load or unload material from your vehicle.
Trailer load of firewood being dropped off for use
by others versus grinding it up for mulch
During our first year of opening the Yard Waste Facility, there were 2,287 loads, totaling 118,020 cubic feet, of yard waste dropped off for recycling. During the same time period over 924 loads, totaling 37,439 cubic feet, of woodchips, leaf mulch and/or firewood were picked up by township residents.
Busy week-day morning as township residents drop
off material at the Yard Waste Facility
Yard waste piled 12' high before being shredded at the facility
2007 John Deere 544J Loader owned by Fairview Township
loading grinder with yard waste
In early 2007, the Township purchased a new loader at a cost of $126,269. It is used primarily by the Public Works Department for highway, sewer, parks and composting projects.
Vermeer HG525 Horizontal Grinder owned by Cumberland
County in operation at the facility
The shredder is a Vermeer HG525 Horizontal Grinder and is used to shred the yard waste dropped off by the township residents. It was made available to the Township at a cost of $2,000.00 per year through the Solid Waste Authority of Cumberland County. It grinds brush, tree trimmings and wood waste into mulch.
Double shredded wood mulch is available on a first come first serve basis. Residents have commented that it's great for mulching around their flower beds to retain moisture and hold back weed growth. The material is very popular and sometimes is depleted very quickly.
Bring us your unwanted and unusable yard waste and allow us to turn it into material that you can reuse on your gardens and flowerbeds.
Hosta plants dropped off for disposal were replanted at the facility
Residents wanting to replace their green or red recycling bin for a new one can bring it to the Yard Waste Facility during normal facility hours. They can also be exchanged at the township office at 599 Lewisberry Road during normal business hours. All residents with Township Refuse Collection Service should have received a 32 gallon yellow yard waste container during January 2007. If you did not receive one, they are available at the Yard Waste Facility.
During the Fall of 2007 our Public Works Department collected over 326 truckloads of leaves that were converted to soil enriching compost. By collecting leaves, we keep them out of our storm water system, saving both time and money to clean those hundreds of storm drains and inlets in the Township. The leaves are decomposing and will be available for residents to use in their gardens and flower beds.
Collected leaves before composting
Nearly 330 trucks loads of leaf material were collected by township staff in
2007 and piled in windrows at the facility to decompose
Township staff turning leaf compost with WILDCAT Compost Turner
The Wildcat Leaf Turner attaches to our loader via a quick coupler assembly. The Wildcat Turner was transferred from the York County Solid Waste and Refuse Authority to Fairview Township on March 13, 2007 for $1.00. The Wildcat Turner was purchased by York County in 1997 and was previously used at their compost facility in Manchester Township.
Moisture content and temperature of the leaf windrows dictate how often and when we rotate the leaf piles.
Township staff trimming trees in Green Lane Farms
Trees and branches cleared from along the roadside that were once burned are now chipped. The "chips" have been used throughout the Township parks as mulch, controlling erosion and helping to retain water in the soil. Wood chips that have been chipped one time are also available for use by residents on a first come first serve basis.