The Township encourages all of its residents to compost or mulch their yard waste. This reduces the amount of waste that has to be collected and helps the environment. Should you choose to make your own compost, it can include leaves, clippings and grass cuttings. Even food and vegetable scraps and coffee grounds can be added to your compost. Compost can be used as fertilizer and mulch around your yard.
If you would like further information on composting, contact the Chester County Health Department - Division of Solid Waste Management at 610-273-3771 or stop by the Township Office for composting brochures.
Yard waste cannot be burned - It is against Township ordinance to burn recyclables (leaves and sticks are considered recyclable by mulching). Please see Ordinance 2005-04. Also, see Leaf and Brush Collection.