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Lower Saucon Township

Saucon Valley Compost Center

2011 Springtown Hill Road
Lower Saucon Township
(610) 838-8298

2017 Schedule:

The Compost Center will be open on Saturday, January 7, 2017, January 14, 2017 and January 21, 2017 for disposal of Christmas trees and yard waste. The dates are subject to change based on the weather.

2016 Schedule:

The Compost Center will be open on Saturday, April 9 and Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9am to 1pm. The official opening will be on Friday, April 22, 2016. Thereafter, the Center will be open 9am to 1pm each Friday and Saturday through Saturday, November 26th with the exception of Friday, Novmber 25th when it will be closed. The Center is also closed Sunday through Thursday during the season. The guidelines for the yard waste drop off at the Center remain the same.

The laminated ID card that you previously received will continue to be used at the Compost Center. Residents who need a new or replacement card can pick them up at their respective municipal buildings during regular business hours.

Of special note this year, the Center will have expanded hours on Wednesday evenings, June 8, July 13, August 10 and September 14 from 6pm to 8pm. These expanded hours are for drop off only - no mulch pick up.

New Hours of Operation:

Fridays: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Items Accepted:

  • 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:

  • Grass
  • Sod
  • 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".

Mulch Disclaimer:

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.

Mulch Loading Fee:

The fee for mulch loading will continue at $10.00 per scoop (1 scoop equals 1 cubic yard). Checks only, made payable to “Lower Saucon Township”, are accepted for payment of the mulch loading.

Compost Center ID Cards:

The laminated multi-year ID card will continue to be used at the Compost Center. Residents who need a new or replacement ID card can pick them up at the Borough or Township offices during regular business hours.

The ID cards should be displayed to the gate attendant when you visit the Compost Center. The 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.


Landscaping contractors hired by a resident of Hellertown Borough or Lower Saucon Township may drop off brush/yard waste/leaves only with a signed invoice and/or the resident’s ID card.

Tarping Requirements:

Visitors to the Center are reminded that per Pennsylvania State Law all loaded trucks or trailers must be covered with a tarp when traveling on any public road and when dropping off or picking up materials at the compost center.

Volunteers Needed:

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: or the Borough Manager at: Training and equipment will be provided to all volunteers.

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