o Where can I find free compost in PA?

 


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This list was distilled from a (much) more extensive list that is available online through the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania. (If the URL gets axed [it did], I typed Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania in my search engine & got it...at the home page, click on "Composting" on the left, then scroll down & click on the PROP's Compost Directory. You'll get a map of PA where you can click on your county.)

If your county isn't listed here, listings for it may be found at the PROP website, but I didn't include it here because it didn't state specifically that compost was available free to residents. In many cases, there was a site listed without any information as to the materials produced or the availability, or there wasn't a site in that county.

HOWEVER...their database is always being updated. (They hadn't listed the City of Bethlehem's compost site which has been in existence for at least 15 years!) Soooo, if you're aware of a site in your area that offers compost (and/or mulch) free (or for a small fee) to residents, please let me know and I'll add it here. You could send the addition to them as well!
THANKS!

In deference to Spike's prohibitions, I've taken out people's names, but I don't feel that city/borough locations & phone numbers will change.

ADAMS COUNTY:

McSherrystown Borough, 338 Main St, McSherrystown, PA 17344

No set hours, Call the Maintenance Shed at (717)-637-4835 to make arrangements.
Products: Compost {100 - 1,000 yards3 per year}

Feedstocks: yard debris, bark, woodchips

Compost Analysis: No Availability: Give away to residents

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

Crafton Borough, Ewing Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Phone: (412)-921-0752

Products: Compost - 200 yards3 per year

Feedstock: Leaves - Curbside pickup

Compost Analysis: no

Processing time: 1 year

Availability: Facility use and give away to residents

Edgewood Borough, Dixon Park, Aberdeen St, Edgewood, PA 15218

Phone: (412)-242-4824

Products: Compost - 300 - 600 yards3 per year

Feedstocks: Leaves - Curbside pickup

Compost Analysis: no

Processing time: 1 year

Availability: Giveaway and delivery

Forest Hills / Churchill Borough, Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Phone: (412)-351-7330

Products: Compost - 500 yards3 per year

Feedstocks: Leaves - Curbside pickup

Compost Analysis: no

Processing time: 6 - 7 Months

Availability: Giveaway

Greentree Borough Park, Greentree, PA 15220

Contact: Greentree Borough Superintendent

Phone: (412)-921-3221

Product: Compost

Feedstocks: Leaves

Availability: Residents are welcome to take compost at any time and notifiy the Borough office when supplies are low.

Robinson Township, 5001 Leona Ln, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Phone: (412)-788-8120

Products: Compost/Mulch 1,000 - 5,000 yards3 per year

Feedstocks: Branches, leaves, logs

Compost Analysis: no

Processing time: 1 year

Availability: Giveaway to residents

Upper St Clair / Peters Township, Boyce Park, Upper St Clair, Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Phone: (412)-831-9000

Product: Compost - 100 - 1,000 yards3 per year

Feedstocks: Leaves - Curbside pickup

Compost Analysis: no

Processing time: 1 - 2 years

Availability: Periodically given away when in excess

Wilkinsburg Borough, Hunter Field, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

Phone: (412)-244-2900

Products: Compost - 1,000 - 5,000 yards3 per year

Feedstocks: Leaves - Municipal collection

Compost Analysis: no

Processing time: 1 year

Availability: Giveaway to residents and facility use

BLAIR COUNTY:

Antis Township Compost Site, N 2nd St, Bellwood, PA 16617

Phone: (814)-742-7361

Products: Compost - (1,000 yards3 per year)

Mulch - (3,000 yards3 per year)

Feedstocks: Leaves, grass clippings and brush

Compost Analysis: yes

Processing time: 5 - 18 months

Availability: give away and sell to residents

Distribution Locations: At the site

Blair County Yard Waste Compost Recycling Facility, 1014 Blacksnake Rd, Ashville, PA 16613

Compost Site Phone: (814)-941-6675 Products: Compost, Screened Compost, Mulch, Screened Mulch

Feedstocks: Leaves, grass, garden waste, brush & trees

Each batch of compost is analyzed at the PSU lab. Reports available upon request.

Processing time: 5 - 18 months

Distribution locations: Picked up at site only

CLEARFIELD COUNTY:

City of Dubois, PO Box 40816 W. Scribner Ave, Dubois, PA 15801

Phone: (814)-371-2002

Products: Compost

Feedstocks: Leaves and grass

Facility located behind municipal garage, Drop off/pickup for residents, Open to public

COLUMBIA COUNTY:

Berwick Compost Site, Test Track (Incinerator Area)Berwick, PA

Phone: (570)-752-2723

Products: Compost

Feedstocks: Grass clippings, leaves, brush, yard wastes

Compost Analysis: No

Giveaway - Free to the community

Bloomsburg Recycling Ctr, 901 Patterson Ave, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Phone: (570)-784-4532

Product: Compost, Mulch

Feedstocks: Yard and Garden wastes, leaves, Christmas trees, limbs up to 4" in diameter.

Compost Analysis: Yes

Process Time: 6 months

Free to Residents of Bloomsburg

Catawissa Borough, 118 N. 3rd St, Catawissa, PA 17820

Phone: (570)-356-7359

Product: Compost (100-1,000 yards3 per year)

Feedstocks: leaf waste

Distribution site: Township Building on Ferry St

Give away to the public

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:

Camp Hill Borough Yard Waste Facility, 2701 Columbia Ave, Camp Hill, PA 17011

Phone: (717)-730-3964

Product: Compost (100-1,000 yards3 per year), Mulch

Feedstocks: Leaves, yard waste

Processing Time: 5 months

Product Availability: Free to residents while supplies last � residents must load materials themselves

Distribution Locations: Yard Waste Facility

Carlisle Borough Yard Waste Facility, Post Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013

Phone: (717)-249-4422

Product: Compost, Mulch

Feedstocks: Leaves, Yard Waste

Availability: Free to residents while supplies last � residents must load materials themselves

Distribution Locations: Yard Waste Facility

East Pennsboro Township Yard Waste Facility, Humer St, Enola, PA 17205

Phone: (717)-732-0711

Product: Compost (>100 yards3 per year), Mulch

Feedstocks: Leaves, yard waste

Availability: Free to residents while supplies last � residents must load materials themselves

Distribution Locations: Yard Waste Facility

Hampden Township Yard Waste Facility, Roth Ln Treatment Plant

Phone: (717)-761-0119

Product: Compost, Mulch

Feedstocks: Leaves, Yard Waste

Availability: Free to residents while supplies last � residents must load materials themselves

Distribution Locations: Yard Waste Facility

Lower Allen Township, 1993 Hummel Ave, Public Works Garage, Camp Hill, PA 17011

Phone: (717)-975-7575

Product: Compost (200 yards3 per year), Mulch

Feedstocks: Leaves, yard waste

Compost Analysis: yes-PSU

Processing Time: 1 yr

Availability: Free to residents who load themselves; loaded or delivered for a fee

Distribution Locations: Public Works Garage

South Middleton Township Compost Site, 615 Lindsey Rd, Carlisle, PA

Phone: (717)-258-5324 Product: Compost (1,200 yds3 per yr), Mulch

Feedstocks: Leaves, yard waste

Compost Analysis: no

Processing Time: 9-10 months

Availability: Free to residents while supplies last � residents load materials themselves

Distribution Locations: Compost Site

Upper Allen Township Public Works Bldg, 100 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA

Phone: (717)-761-7963

Product: Compost: (>100 yards3 per year)

Feedstocks: Leaves, yard waste

Compost Analysis: no

Processing Time: 2 years

Availability: Free to residents who load themselves; delivered for a fee

Distribution Locations: Public Works Bldg

DELAWARE COUNTY:

Newtown Township, 209 Bishop Hollow Rd, Newtown Sq, PA 19073

Phone: (610)-356-0200

Product: Compost

Feedstocks: Leaf and yard waste

Availablity: Free to customers

ELK COUNTY:

Ridgway Borough/ Sewage Facility, Rt 949

Phone: (814)-776-1125

Product: Compost (250 yards3 per year)

Feedstocks: leaves, branches

Compost Analysis: no

Processing Time: 1 yr

Availability: Giveaway to residents

St. Mary's City

Phone: (814)-781-1718 Product: Compost (>100 yards3 per year)

Feedstocks: leaves, branches

Compost Analysis: no

Processing Time: 1-2 yrs

Availability: Giveaway to residents & facility use

ERIE COUNTY:

City of Erie

Phone: (814)-870-1255 Product: Compost (200 yards3 per year)

Feedstocks: leaves, grass, Christmas trees

Compost Analysis: no

Processing Time: 1 yr

Availability: Giveaway to residents/ use by facilities

Edinboro, S Perry Ln- Frank Tucci (owner of property)

Phone: (814)-734-1812

Product: Compost (50 yards3 per year)

Feedstocks: leaves

Compost Analysis: no

Processing Time: 2-3 years

Availability: facility use- giveaway to residents

Distribution Locations: Frank Tucci's property

Harborcreek Township

Phone: (814)-825-8588 / 1-800-458-0476

Product: Compost (500 yards3 per year)

Feedstocks: leaves/ brush from municipal collection

Compost Analysis: no

Processing Time: 4-5 months

Distribution Locations: Municipal Grounds

Availability: Giveaway

Waterford Borough, W 2nd St Area

Phone: (814)-796-2633

Product: Compost (>100 yards3 per year)

Feedstocks: leaves, grass clippings

Compost Analysis: no

Processing Time: 1 year

Availability: Giveaway

FRANKLIN COUNTY:

Greene Township, Mickeyvan Rd

Phone: (717)-263-4990 Product: Compost, mulch

Feedstocks: leaves, branches

Compost Analysis: no

Processing Time: 3-6 months

Availability: Giveaway to residents

LAWRENCE COUNTY:

Neshannock Township

Phone: (724)-658-4972

Product: Compost

Feedstocks: leaves from municipal collection

Availability: Giveaway- arrangements necessary

LEHIGH COUNTY:

Lehigh County Compost Facility, 5375 Old Packhouse Rd, Orefield, PA 18069

Phone: (610)-799-4177 OR (610)-782-3046 Product: Screened compost (5,000+ cu. yds/yr), mulch

Feedstocks: leaves, grass, brush, woody waste-municipal & collection site

Availability: Giveaway & municipal uses, sale

Processing Time: 9 months

Compost Analysis: yes-Penn State

LYCOMING COUNTY:

Bradford City, Bradford, PA

Phone: (814)-362-3884

Product: Compost (>100 yards3 per year)

Feedstocks: leaves, yard waste

Compost Analysis: no

Processing Time: 1-2 yrs

Availability: Giveaway to residents

Kane Borough, 112 Berch St

Phone: (814)-837-9240

Product: Compost (100-500 yards3 per year)

Feedstocks: leaves from municipal collection

Processing Time: 1 yr

Availability: Giveaway

MIFFLIN COUNTY:

Mifflin County Solid Waste Authority, PO Box 390, Lewistown, PA 17044

Phone: (717)-242-3301

Product: Compost (>100 yards3 per year), mulch

Feedstocks: Leaves, yard waste

Processing Time: 1 yr

Availability: Giveaway & municipal use

MONROE COUNTY:

Stroud Township, 1211 N 5th St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Phone: (570)-421-3362 Products: Compost

Feedstocks: Leaves, grass clippings, tree branches, and brush

Availability: Free to township residents when available.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY:

Plymouth Township, 700 Belvoir Rd, Norristown, PA 19401

Phone: (610)-277-4103

Product: Compost, Mulch

Feedstocks: Leaves, brush, branches less than 5" in diameter

Facility Location: Township Bldg

Compost pick-up and material drop off

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY:

Fairmount Park Recycling Center, Ford & Chamounix Dr, PO Box 21601, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Phone: (215)-685-0108

Product: Compost (5,000 + yards3 per year), wood chips, firewood

Feedstocks: Leaves, animal manure

Compost Analysis: yes, but not recent

Processing Time: 5-7 weeks

Availability: Giveaway to residents & by parks dept

Distribution Locations: Philadelphia

Philadelphia Water, Aramark Tower - 5th fl, 1101 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215)-685-4065

Product: Screened Compost

Feedstocks: anaerobically digested biosolids

Processing Time: 90 days

Quantity: Sale and giveaway

Distribution Locations: BRC, Queen Ln and Baxter Plant sites

WESTMORELAND COUNTY:

City of Lower Burrell, 2800 Bethel St, Lower Burrell, PA 15068

Phone: (724)-335-9875

Product: Compost (100-500 yards3 per year)

Feedstocks: leaves, brush from municipal collection

Processing Time: 7-8 months

Availability: use by parks dept & resident giveaway

Ligonier Borough, 120 E Main St, Ligonier, PA 15658

Phone: (724)-238-9020

Product: Compost (150 yards3 per year)

Feedstocks: leaves, brush from municipal collection

Processing Time: 7-8 months

Availability: use by parks dept & resident giveaway

City of New Kensington, 301 11th St, New Kensington, PA 15068

Phone: (724)-335-8005

Product: Compost

Feedstocks: Leaves & brush from municipal collections

Availability: Used by the City and free distribution to residents

Unity Township, 1104 Beatty County Rd, Latrobe, PA 15650

Phone: (724)-539-2546

Product: Compost

Feedstocks: Leaves & brush from residents and municipal collection

Availablitity: Used by the parks dept. and free distribution to residents

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