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We encourage you to adopt "Grasscycling". Mow often enough so that only 1/3 of the leaf height is removed. This may require frequent mowing, especially in the spring. Be sure to mow when grass is dry and attempt to maintain grass height at 2-3 inches. For more information, visit the Penn Waste website at pennwaste.com. Grass clippings can also be composted at your home. The Joint Compost Facility does not accept grass clippings.
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The Joint Compost Facility, which is only for yard waste, is available to Mechanicsburg Borough and Silver Spring Township residents only. Contractors may not utilize the facility. The annual access card fee is $15 per calendar year, Jan 1 – Dec 31 and is not prorated. The facility is currently open 7 days a week during daylight hours (days/times of operation are adjusted seasonally, Questions about the facility, obtaining the renewable access card (proof of residency required), or renewing, please call 717-766-0178 x3001. This is a self-serve facility.
Penn Waste is the Township provider for trash pickup and recycling. Any questions or problems regarding trash pick-up, recycling, or to request delivery of a recycling container, please call 717-767-4456, press #1 for residential customer service.