Manor Township established a leaf compost facility at 2783 Charlestown Road in 1991. Leaves will be accepted loose or in biodegradable bags only. The Township also receives leaves from neighboring municipalities and boroughs.
Once leaves are brought there, 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 8 months.
The compost site will be open on the following dates to sell compost, and for Manor Township residents to drop off their leaves. Compost for sale is $10/cubic yard.
SATURDAY – 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY – 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.