Compost

 

 

Composting/Alternative Yard Management Practices

The Borough is very pleased to have the resources of the Emmaus Compost Center, located on Klines Lane to serve the public for its yard waste as well as using compost and wood mulch in their yards. The Borough permits residents to bring their yard clippings, branches, and small shrubs to be deposited at the compost center, as well as allowing residents to take home screened compost and wood mulch. 

Compost Site Hours - 2018

Closed on Holidays - Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and November 23

  • March 7th to April 28th  - Wednesdays - 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. or dusk - Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • April 30th to September 17th - Mondays 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Wednesdays 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. or dusk - Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • September 19th to October 24th - Wednesdays 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. or dusk - Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • October. 22nd to December 7th -  Tuesday andThursday -  7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. -  Wednesdays 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. or dusk -  Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Leaf Collection will occur Monday, October 22nd through Thursday, December 7th.

We only accept organic yard waste.  No lumber, root balls with dirt, garbage, dirt, building materials, etc., is allowed.  When wood chip mulch and/or compost is available, Public Works personnel will load trucks and trailers on Wednesdays after 3:00 p.m. and on Saturdays. 

Unscreened compost & wood chip is available for a loading fee of $15.00 per scoop or partial scoop.  Only pick-ups or small trailers will be loaded. Please call the Public Works Department at 610-965-9288, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with any questions or for additional information. We will stop loading 45 minutes prior to closing so that equipment can be cleaned.