Welcome to New Freedom!
New Freedom Borough is located in the southern portion of York County, Pennsylvania. The Borough borders the famous Mason-Dixon line and was incorporated in 1873. Originally named “Freedom” for the Free family, there was another town already in existence so New Freedom was chosen as the official name.
People of German, English, and Scotch-Irish descent settled the area. The rich, fertile soil provided a comfortable living for farming and agricultural opportunities.
The railroad was a primary factor for early growth of the town. The rail service established a vital means of commerce and transportation until Hurricane Agnes in 1972 destroyed much of the rail line and bridges in York County.
Located 30 miles North of Baltimore, Maryland and 38 miles South of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania the town is changing from an area of commerce and minor industry to a suburbanized community.
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The Borough does not have a contract for electronic recycling , we are too small. You may take your items to: York County Resource Recovery Center
Penn Twp offers drop off, days and times vary Call 717 632-7366
Fairview Twp offers drop off, days and times vary Call 717 901-5200
There is information in the outer lobby concerning these centers, they change quite often due to the PA statutes, and most contract recycle vendors do not contract long term due to these changing laws.
Leaf collection begins on the last Monday of October and runs through the first Monday of December. Crews start on Monday and continue until they have covered the Borough. In December they go out Monday and cover the Bough, then the equipment is changed over to prepare for snow plowing ect. They don’t go back out after they cover the Borough starting Monday.