Yard Waste/Compost Center
Located at 5536 Indian Creek Road, Macungie, PA 18062
CLOSED EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY & ALL TOWNSHIP HOLIDAYS
JANUARY & FEBRUARY - Mon., Wed., Fri., & Sat. – Noon to 5PM (CLOSED SUNDAYS)
(**Holiday date closures for 2021: Jan. 1, Feb. 15)
MARCH & APRIL – Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. & Sun. – Noon to 5PM
(**Holiday date closures for 2021: Apr. 2 & 4)
MAY 1 to MAY 31 – Mon., Wed., Fri., 9AM to 7PM – Sat. & Sun. Noon to 7PM
(**Holiday date closures for 2021: May 31)
JUNE 1 to OCTOBER 31 – Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat. – 9AM to 7PM – Sun. Noon to 7PM
(**Holiday date closures for 2021: July 4 & 5, Sept. 6 and Oct. 11)
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER – Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. & Sun. – Noon to 5PM
(**Holiday date closures for 2021: Nov. 25 & 26 and Dec. 24 & 25, & 27 )
Click here for the Site Rules and Regulations, including the material accepted.
Click here for Yard Waste Permit Application Form.
Click link for: Printable Curbside Collections Calendar 2021
2021 CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION
Christmas trees will be picked up by Waste Management on the SAME DAY as your scheduled waste collection day (by separate truck). Please refer to the calendar for schedule of Christmas tree collection.
Trees will not be accepted if they are in plastic bags, bound with twine and / or have any ornamentation on them, including lights. If your tree is taller than 6ft, please cut in half, but do NOT remove the branches from the tree.
If you wish to remove your tree earlier, it can be taken to the Yard Waste Recycling Center at 5536 Indian Creek Road. The same rules regarding ornamentation apply for disposal at the Yard Waste Center. Please check the Yard Waste site for hours of operation and for the required free permit information.
Christmas wreaths canNOT be placed out with your tree or brought to the Yard Waste Center. Wreaths should be placed in with your trash.
GRASS COLLECTION - NEW IN 2021!
YARD WASTE COLLECTION
|Grass clippings should be placed at the curb on the DAY AFTER your||What IS collected curbside?|
|scheduled waste collection day. Clippings can be put in 30 gallon||Tree & Plant Trimmings, Tree Limbs (less than 4 ft. in length), Weeds|
|kraft paper recyclable lawn bags which can be purchased at many|
|home stores. Maximum allowable is (5) kraft bags per household||What is NOT collected curbside: (Prohibited materials)|
|per week. Only grass clippings are acceptable in bags.||Large Limbs (over 4ft.), Stumps, Lumber, Plastic Bags, Roots, Soil / Dirt, Sod, Stones / Rocks,|
|DO NOT MIX any other Yard Waste materials in the bags.||Animal Waste and Trash. Grass clippings canNOT be mixed in with yard waste.|
|Collection will include: Limbs and branches tied and properly bundled to a maximum size of|
|48" X 18" X 18" (maximum weight of 60 pounds.) Ties for the bundles shall be of biodegradable|
|materials. No roots from trees or shrubbery accepted. Yard Waste can be placed in commercially|
|designed open trash containers (sloped sides) no larger than 32-gallon capacity with a loaded|
|weight of less than 60 pounds. A combined maximum of six (6) bundles or containers per|
|household will be collected.|
|Prohibited materials are not included and will result in your yard waste not being collected.|
|Waste Management will place a tag on prohibited materials notifying you of acceptable|
|materials and handling. Waste Management will NOT make return trips for items not bundled /|
|contained / prepared properly.|
Reminder: You must have your green sticker or permit to enter the site. If you do not have either, you can apply at the Township offices or complete the form online (Forms/Doc, Yard Waste Permit application) remember to save before submitting. The sticker and a green paper permit will be mailed to you within a week to 10 days.
The Yard Waste Recycling Center is located at 5536 Indian Creek Road has the mulch / humus you need for spring planting. Loading service is available every Saturday in April and May from 7:30AM until 11:30AM AND Thursdays ONLY IN APRIL from 1PM to 3PM, while supplies last. There is a $20.00 fee per loader scoop, CASH ONLY NO CHANGE WILL BE GIVEN. This program is available to Township residents only. There will be no refuse drop off while compost is being loaded.