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Yard Waste Information

BOROUGH OF EMMAUS

MUNICIPAL YARD WASTE FACILITY

KLINES LANE AND MINOR STREET

EMMAUS, PA 18049

The Borough of Emmaus operates a lawn and garden waste composting facility at Klines Lane and Minor Streets for use by individuals.  Effective 2014, Emmaus Borough is charging for the use of the compost site.  There is a charge of $20 for a permit for the Macungie residents.

2016 HOURS OF OPERATION

March 9 to April 30

Wednesdays

7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. or dark, if earlier

Saturdays

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

May 2 to September 19

Mondays

7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesdays

7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. or dark, if earlier

Saturdays

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

September 21 to October 24

Wednesdays

7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. or dark, if earlier

Saturdays

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

October 26 to December 7

Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri

7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. or dark, if earlier

Saturday

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 Leaf Collection Only - Oct 17 to Dec 1

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

Facility closes at dark after time change

CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS

(Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day & November 25, 2016)

The following items will be accepted in the condition as described:

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Leaves/leafy stems/grass and grass clippings: Brought in reusable container(s) and emptied on the pile as indicated. Grass and Leaves may be mixed.

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Woody branches up to 3" in diameter: Reduced to lengths not exceeding 6', placed in/on the pile as indicated.

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Firewood logs from freshly cut trees: From 3" diameter up to 24" diameter. Cut in 20" lengths. All limbs and branches must be cut off.

It is important to keep items separated as indicated in order to reduce the time required in handling the materials.

Only organic yard waste is accepted.  No lumber, root balls with dirt, garbage, dirt, building materials, etc., is allowed.  If you observe any violations, please obtain the offender’s license plate number and report the incident to the Public Works Department at 610-965-9288 (after hours, please leave a message).  Your report will remain anonymous.  When wood chip mulch and/or compost is available, Public Works personnel will load trucks and trailers on Wednesdays after 3:00 p.m. and on Saturdays.

We request the cooperation of all participants and remind everyone plastic bags or any other foreign materials are not to be included with the yard waste. Failure to follow any of the above mentioned instructions or the instructions of the site attendant may result in the forfeiture of one's privileges.  If you observe any violations, please obtain license plate number and report the incident to 610-965-9288.  Your report will remain anonymous.

Unscreened compost and wood mulch is available for a loading fee of $10 per scoop or partial scoop. Only pickups or small trailers will be loaded. Loading is available on Wednesdays after 3 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am to 4 pm.

Screened compost is available to Emmaus residents only.

Please call the Macungie Borough office at 610-966-2503, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with any questions or comments.