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    LCSWMA: Great partnerships will sustain Lancaster County

    The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) has a vision for Lancaster County. The vision includes a sustainable future where everyone can thrive on the planet and in the community for a very long time. LCSWMA is intentional about its part in making this vision a reality, and every day, they are rethinking waste for a sustainable future.


    LCSWMA views the waste created in the county as a resource. They use it to produce renewable energy and to create new opportunities to improve the livability of the community. LCSWMA is intentional about supporting like-minded organizations that are also focused on preserving land, protecting the environment, and being good stewards of natural resources for future generations.


    LCSWMA wants county residents to know there are so many amazing organizations working together to preserve land, create recreational opportunities for residents, keep waterways clean, and protect the environment. It takes a village to create a sustainable future, and LCSWMA is grateful for each partnership.


    Learn more about a few of these partners throughout Lancaster County.





    “LCSWMA is a vital partner in our efforts to connect people to the Susquehanna River and its rich history. LCSWMA’s financial investment and engagement with heritage and outdoor recreation projects along the river have been outstanding. Our work together makes our river towns and landscape a better place to visit for residents and travelers alike.”

    – Mark N. Platts, President



    “The Susquehanna River is a critical resource we share with LCSWMA. The Conservancy protects the natural lands, forests, and glens, and we are grateful for LCSWMA’s investment in partnerships that enhance the river corridor.”

    – Phil Wenger, President & CEO



    “An initiative of SACA’s Elm Street Program, the Tiny Can Project became possible because LCSWMA helped us to launch this new idea. We had a prototype and a theory, and LCSWMA’s faith in this idea created a solution to litter that will be expanded in Lancaster and into other urban neighborhoods in the Commonwealth.”

    – Jack Howell, Elm Street Program Manager



    “Manor Township has benefited from the partnership with LCSWMA through the years, and more recently with the rehabilitation of the Safe Harbor Trestle Bridge. Their commitment to give back to the community was a key factor in bringing this historical landmark back to life for everyone to enjoy.”

    – Ryan Strohecker, Manor Township Manager



    “As a long-time supporter of the Lancaster City Alliance, LCSWMA lives their core value of stewardship by investing in a clean, safe, and vibrant city for all.”

    – Marshall W. Snively, President