The Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority (GLRA) was formed under the guidance of the Regional Planning Commission in 1957. Today, the GLRA is responsible for managing a comprehensive municipal solid waste disposal system for the County that is in accordance with the 2020-2030 Lebanon County Solid Waste Management Plan.
To manage and dispose of Lebanon County's waste in a manner that protects the health and safety of the public, our workers, and the quality of the environment.
Landfill & Facilities
The GLRA occupies approximately 500 acres of land. However, not all of this land is used as landfill space. Of this, approximately 105 acres is made up of old "inactive" landfills, 62.2 acres contains state-of-the-art lined landfill cells, and the 85 acres of farmland purchased in 2005.
The remainder of property consists of:
- Compost Facility
- Landfill Gas-To-Energy/Renewable Energy Education Facility
- Maintenance Facility
- Natural Aquatic Life Treatment System (NALTS)
- Electronics Recycling Facility
- Recycling Drop-Off Center
- Scale House
- Main Office
- Borrow Areas
- A Walking Trail along 3 original locks of the Union Canal
On average, the GLRA accepts 420 tons of regulated municipal solid waste each day. If you are interested in learning more about solid waste management and recycling, a time may be arranged for any group or organization to tour the landfill and its facilities.
Please contact Amy Mazzella di Bosco, Lebanon County Recycling Coordinator, by phone at 717-867-5790 or by email if you have any questions or concerns.