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Recycling Guidelines

A few weeks ago Republic Services released a new set of recycling guidelines that contained significant changes to the types of materials that are acceptable to recycle.   It is important that our residents have the correct list of items that can be placed in their recycling bins.

 Please follow this link,, to access current York County recycling program locations, dates, times and accepted materials.


Electronics Recycling

For information on electronics recycling, please visit this website:


Declaration of Disaster/Wind Emergency

Yorkana Borough
56 Main Street
Yorkana, PA 17406
Declaration of Disaster/Wind Emergency
WHEREAS, on, or about March 2nd, 2018, a severe wind storm with potential for
wind gusts up to 60 mph threatens to cause injury, and suffering to the persons
and property of Yorkana Borough, York County, PA and
WHEREAS, the storm may endanger the health, safety, and welfare of a
substantial number of persons residing in Yorkana Borough, and threatens to
create problems greater in scope than Yorkana Borough may be able to resolve;
WHEREAS, emergency management measures are required to reduce the
severity of this disaster, and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of affected
residents in Yorkana Borough.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, the undersigned mayor of Yorkana Borough, pursuant to
the provisions of Section 7501 of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management
Services Code, (35 PA C.S., Section 7501), as amended, do hereby proclaim the
existence of a disaster emergency in Yorkana Borough.
FURTHER, I direct the Yorkana Borough Emergency Management Coordinator to
coordinate the activities of the emergency response, to take all appropriate action
needed to alleviate the effects of this disaster, to aid in the restoration of essential
public services, and to take any other emergency response action deemed
necessary to respond to this emergency.
This Proclamation shall take effect at 7:00 a.m. Friday, March 2nd, 2018 and
remain in effect until 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018.
Lloyd L. McElhenny, Sr., Mayor of Yorkana Borough
Attest: Juanita Smith, Borough Secretary Date: March 1, 2018

Trash Receptacle

If you are in need of a new trash receptacle, you may get one by contacting Andy Warntz, Republic Services, at 717-779-2546.


Note from Eastern York Co. EMA

Eastern York Co. Emergency Management Agency

Any Hellam Township, Hallam Borough, Lower Windsor Township, Wrightsville Borough, Yorkana Borough, or East Prospect Borough resident who feels they may need additional assistance in an emergency situation should, register with Eastern York Co. Emergency Management Agency. This is a free and voluntary program; all information is secure and confidential. The registry form is on website under the Eastern York Co. Emergency Management tab or stop in at your municipal office to pick a form up. The information collected will be maintained by the Eastern York Co. Emergency Management Agency and may be shared with first responders, such as fire, police, and EMS departments.

Additional assistance includes, but is not limited to individuals with or without:

  • Mobility difficulties
  • Intellectual or developmental disabilities
  • Sight or hearing impairments
  • Special medical equipment
  • Reliable or consistent form of transportation
  • Access to emergency information via TV, radio, internet


If you have any questions regarding this form, contact either Phil Smith, Emergency Management Coordinator at; 717-968-9872 or Chris Eaton, Deputy Coordinator at; 717-968-7014



 2018 Eastern York Area Emergency Management Agency Meeting Dates

Meeting dates will be posted as soon as they are available.


Friday dinners at the Firehall

The Yorkana Firehall currently has their kitchen open to the public on Friday evenings and are serving food from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Come on out and support your local Fire Department and enjoy a Friday evening meal.


2018 Borough Council Meeting Dates

January 2

February 5

March 5

April 2

May 7

June 4

July 9

August 6

September 4

October 1

November 5

December 3


Some Reminders:


Sidewalks must be shoveled within 24 hours after the snowfall.

Abandoned cars are not to be kept on your property.

Obey rules for open burning.

See our section on ordinances for more information.  If you do not see the ordinance listed, it will be added soon.