Manor Township established a leaf compost facility in 1991. Residents may drop off leaves at the site on days when it is open. Leaves are accepted loose or in biodegradable bags. The Township also receives leaves from neighboring municipalities and boroughs.
Once leaves are brought to the site they are placed in rows for composting. Naturally occurring microorganisms found on leaves are primarily responsible for their composting. However, there are several other factors that affect the rate of composting which include temperature, moisture and air. Moisture is regularly monitored and maintained. The rows are turned based on the temperature of the leaves, allowing more oxygen through the piles, which is necessary for decomposition. Typically, leaves are finished composting in 10 months.
Once composting is complete, the compost is screened to remove any objects that have not been composted. The finished product is then offered for sale to the general public at $10/cubic yard on the scheduled dates below. The leaf compost facility is located at 2996 Charlestown Road.
SATURDAY’S – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
October 3rd & 24th, November 7th & 21st, and December 5th