Composting Authority

FRCA- Yard waste recycling program

Compost is an organic material that can be used as a soil ammendment or as a medium to grow plants. Mature compost is a stable material with a content called humus that is a dark brown or black and has a soil-like, earthy smell. Our compost is created by combining organic wastes (for example yard trimmings and ground leaves) in proper ratios into piles and rows, adding bulking agents as necessary to accelerate the breakdown of organic materials and allowing the finished material to fully stabilize and mature through a curing process. After the compost is cured and screened it is available to residents participating in the Authority.

Wood mulching consists of applying a mixture of shredded wood mulch, bark or compost to disturbed soils. The primary function of wood mulching is to reduce erosion by protecting bare soil from rainfall impact, increasing infiltration, and reducing runoff.
Wood mulch is suitable for disturbed soil areas requiring temporary protection until permanent stabilization is established. Mulch is used as a topping to make areas of any type of bed look finished and to reduce the growth of weeds.

How it works
Participating Township/Borough residents are to drop off their yard waste material at their municipality's designated Drop off site or at the Central processing site. The Authority, Townships or Boroughs will transport the material to the Central Processing Center located at 6701 Weaversville Road where it will be processed into mulch and compost.

The residents from the Townships/Boroughs will be allowed to drop off yard waste at the Processing Center (with proper identification or permit) or at the municipalities drop off sites. After processed, the finished product is transported to the municipalities for pick up by the residents or the residents can pick up compost or mulch at the Processing Center.

Township/Borough Drop off sites accept

Leaves- Loose or in brown paper bio-degradable bags only.

Brush - natural and untreated wood

  • 4 to 12 inches in diameter
  • Christmas trees free of ornaments, tinsel and plastic bags.

Yard Waste

  • Hedge trimmings
  • Garden/flower residue

Central Processing Site accepts all of the above including:

  • Stumps and bigger pieces of wood need approval prior to dropping off (minimal charge may apply)
  • Grass clippings (certain rules apply)

Not accepted at any site
Sod, dirt and plastic bags.

Recycle your grass by using a mulching mower or by cutting your lawn frequently and leaving the grass on the lawn. Leaving the mower height higher allows less grass to mulch and allows less to thatch. Mulching provides an excellent lawn fertilizer.

Moore Township is a member of the First Regional Composting Authority, which entitles residents to dispose of tree limbs, brush and leaves at the Township Building. It also allows you to have free Mulch and Compost for your flower beds and gardens. This Township site is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 3pm and Saturday from sun up to sun down. Click HERE for drop off hours at the FRCA. The FRCA board consists of 1 member from Allen Township, Bushkill Township, East Allen Township, Lehigh Township and Moore Township. The main site is located on Weaversville Road, and is directed by Bill Bedics, and has a staff of 1 full time and 8 part time employees to keep the mulch and compost coming to each Township. Remember, don't burn that yard waste, recycle it into mulch and compost.

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