Barely six months old, the South Lebanon Township Yard Waste and Recycling Center is already a hit with local residents. Located on 45 acres of land at 3 Linden Road off State Drive, directly east of the Lebanon VA Medical Center, the yard waste and recycling center provides convenience for environmentally conscious individuals who live in South Lebanon Township and beyond.
“It’s important for a couple of reasons,” said South Lebanon Township manager Jamie Yiengst. “It’s a service for maintaining properties. If they (residents) don’t have a place to go with it, it could just sit on their properties, so it helps keep them looking nice. It’s also good for the environment. We wouldn’t want them putting it in with their garbage.”
“Success for the center means people using it,” continued Yiengst. “It’s a service for residents. We’re really off to a good start. We’ve had a lot of good feedback. There is an unbelievable amount of cardboard being recycled there.” For an annual fee of $40, South Lebanon township residents can take unwanted green waste such as tree branches, leaves, garden plants and bushes – but no grass clippings, tree stumps or sod – to the yard waste and recycling center. The center also offers processed mulch to its gate-key card holders at no additional charge.