2011 Springtown Hill Road
Lower Saucon Township
The Compost Center will be open April 12, 2013 to November 30, 2013.
The Compost Center will be closed on Friday, November 29, 2013 for the Thanksgiving holiday, and will reopen on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The Compost Center will also be open Saturdays in January 2014 (January 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for Christmas trees and brush).
New Hours of Operation:
Fridays: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturdays: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
- Leaves - loose and in bags (brown paper only)
- Small brush - up to 4" in diameter (no longer than 6 ft.)
- Hedge trimmings, garden plant residue
- Christmas trees (without tinsel)
Items NOT Accepted:
- Tree stumps
- Commercial business materials
Compost Center Tips:
- You must be a Borough of Hellertown or Lower Saucon Township resident to drop off materials. ID Cards are required (see below).
- Do NOT leave material outside the gate of the Compost Center. Plastic or paper bags used to transport material must be taken home.
- Grass is NOT accepted. Recycle grass by using a mulching mower or cut your grass frequently and leave clippings on lawn. This does NOT create thatch and provides an excellent lawn fertilizer.
- Loading of mulch is available @ $10.00 per scoop (one scoop equals 1 cubic yard) - (CHECKS ONLY) payable to "Lower Saucon Township".
Municipal mulch is a natural, unprocessed material stored outside. As a result, it may contain allergens, poison ivy, termites and/or carpenter ants and foreign matter. Users should wear proper clothing and protection when handling the mulch. The Saucon Valley Compost Center makes no guarantee concerning the quality of the mulch, and assumes no liability for injury or property damages as a result of the loading, delivery and/or use of the mulch. Residents who use the mulch do so at thier own risk.
Compost Center ID Cards:
In early 2013, newly laminated ID Cards will be mailed to Hellertown Borough and Lower Saucon Township residents who were issued cards in 2012. For other residents who did not previously receive an ID Card, you can register and pick up a card at the Borough or Township offices during regular business hours.
The new multi-year ID card, which can be displayed to the gate attendant by visitors, replaced the sign-in procedure that was used for the past several years. The ID card can be used by all members of the residence it is issued to. The Compost Center reserves the right to confirm the identification of the card holder if there is a suspicion that the card is being misused for non-resident or commercial purposes.
The Saucon Valley Compost Center is recruiting volunteers to assist with the future operation of the Center. Due to municipal funding limits, the operating days/hours of the Compost Center cannot be extended beyond the current schedule at this time. However, expanded schedules could be considered in the future if an adequate number of volunteers step forward to assist the facility staff. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help out at the Center, please contact the Township Manager at: email@example.com. Training and equipment will be provided to all volunteers.