Press Conference: Spring Cleaning and Greening in downtown York

York, PA – It’s time for Spring Cleaning in York City! To mark the arrival of spring in downtown York, a press conference will be held on Monday, March 21 at 11am in Continental Square to announce several York City cleaning and greening initiatives happening this season. Speakers will include representatives from the City of York, Downtown Inc, the York County Solid Waste Authority, Keep York Beautiful and the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper.

The press conference will mark the first day of work for the Downtown Inc Clean-Up Crew, which is made possible through a partnership with the York County Solid Waste Authority. The Clean-Up Crew, comprised of four team members, will operate from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, deployed daily to different zones within the Central Business District. Tim Miller, acting executive director of Downtown Inc, and Ellen O’Conner, York County Solid Waste Authority, will explain how this partnership results in a cleaner, more beautiful downtown York.

Tom Landis, Superintendent of Recreation & Parks for the City of York will discuss city clean-up efforts and the Take 10 on Tuesday initiative.

Tom Smith of Keep York Beautiful will share information about the upcoming Keep York Beautiful Citywide Cleanup on April 9.

Michael Helfrich, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, will provide an update on the Greener Codorus Initiative and upcoming creek clean-ups.

Meagan Feeser, Marketing Director of Downtown Inc, will share details on Downtown Inc’s 8th Annual Go Green in the City event on April 23.

This press conference will serve as the official kick-off to spring in downtown York.


Downtown Inc is a community organization working to facilitate leadership, collaboration, advocacy, and promotion of downtown initiatives in order to revitalize and encourage reinvestment in downtown York. For more information about downtown merchants, restaurants, events and activities, please contact Downtown Inc at (717) 849-2331 or visit

The York County Solid Waste Authority was created by the York County Commissioners in 1971 to assure the adequate and proper disposal of all municipal solid waste generated in York County.  For more information, visit