From The Authorities Today...

York County as a Leader
Created in 1971, the York County Solid Waste Authority was tasked with the handling of solid waste in the County’s 72 municipalities. In 1973 the authority sited a landfill on 300-plus acres in Hopewell Township. By 1979 the authority was already looking at other waste disposal options, including waste to energy, and in 1989 the authority brought the York County Resource Recovery Center online, burning trash with the added bonus of producing electricity. Electricity sales provide operational revenue to the authority, helping to curb ratepayer bills. 
Look for this feature story, York County Solid Waste Authority: An Environmental Role Model, in the April issue of The Authority magazine.