The Borough of Hellertown

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Saucon Valley Compost Center - 2017 Schedule

2017  Season Information

The Center’s official opening will be on Friday, April 21, 2017 and will be operating each  Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm through November 25, 2017 with the exception of Friday, November 24, 2017.

Hours of Operation:

Fridays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

ID Cards

The laminated multi-year ID card issued to you last year 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.

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 Brochure

A revised brochure which provides information about the Compost Center operation is available at: www.hellertownborough.org

Contractors

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

We are reminding visitors to the Center 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 Sauon 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 your respective municipality.

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.



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 Borough Manager at:c.kichline@hellertownborough.org. Training and equipment will be provided to all volunteers.