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, starting on March 9 until December 7, 2015, 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 - 2016

Closed on Holidays - Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and November 25

  • March 9th to April 30th  - Wednesdays - 7:30 am to 7:30 pm or dusk - Saturdays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • May 2nd to Sept. 19th - Mondays 7:30 am to 2:30 pm - Wednesdays 7:30 am to 7:30 pm or dusk - Saturdays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Sept. 21st to Oct. 24th  - Wednesdays 7:30 am to 7:30 pm or dusk - Saturdays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Oct. 24th to Dec. 7th -  Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri. 7:30 am to 2:00 pm -  Wednesdays 7:30 am to 7:30 pm or dusk -  Saturdays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Leaf Collection will occur Monday, October 24th through Thursday, December 1st.

We only accept organic yard waste.  No lumber, root balls with dirt, garbage, dirt, building materials, etc., is allowed.  If you observe any violations, please obtain the offerender's license plate number and report the incidient to the Public Works Department at 610-965-9288 (after hours, please leave a message).  Your report will remain anonymous.  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 $10.00 per scoop or partial scoop.  Only pick ups or small trailers will be loaded.  SCREENED COMPOST IS FOR BOROUGH RESIDENTS ONLY AND IS AVAILABLE FOR A LOADING FEE OF $15 PER FULL OR PARTIAL SCOOP.  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 comments.