- The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) has opened a 29,800- square-foot facility at the Susquehanna Resource Management Complex (SRMC) in Harrisburg, PA. The $5 million building — which was constructed to improve operational efficiencies and customer use — adds transfer, maintenance, and administrative capacity to the existing incinerator site.
- The transfer building, primarily for construction & demolition waste loads and smaller customer deliveries, will be set up to reduce traffic to the main tipping floor and clear the way for large garbage trucks.
- LCSWMA also recently invested about $8.6 million in other upgrades at the SRMC, including installation of a new scale house with separate inbound and outbound scales, and aesthetics to improve traffic flow and reduce on-site/cueing time.
SRMC is the site of the first waste-to-energy facility in the U.S., according to the company website. As part of a larger system, it delivers solid waste management services to Dauphin County and Lancaster County.
In addition to the much needed site infrastructure improvements, SRMC has taken its local cleanup efforts further, waving tipping fees for litter collected in public areas, supporting community cleanup events and donating 500 waste receptacles to a Harrisburg campaign designed to reduce litter.
The current focus at SRMC on aesthetics and traffic flow addresses concerns that SRMC’s parent company has heard before in discussions of plans for landfill expansion in Pennsylvania.