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Composting Authority

Moore Township Moore Township is a member of the First Regional Composting Authority (FRCA) which entitles residents to dispose of tree limbs, leaves, brush, hedge trimmings, and garden/flower residue at the Township drop off located to the east side of the Public Works Building. The Authority or Township then transports material to the FRCA central processing site at 6701 Weaversville Road, Northampton, PA 18067 to be processed into mulch and compost. The finished product is transported to the Township for residents to pick up for free, or residents can pick up mulch or compost at the Processing Center.

The Township drop off hours are Monday through Friday from 7am to 3pm and Saturday during daylight hours. Material can also be dropped at the FRCA. Please visit https://www.frcauthority.org/ for hours, rules concerning acceptable materials, rates, and any other information concerning the yard waste recycling program.

Compost is an organic material that can be used as a soil amendment 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.

Grass can be recycled 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.

Township Site Acceptable Material

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

As of August 4, 2021, until further notice, the First Regional Compost Authority - Central Processing Site and township site WILL NO LONGER accept brush or logs over 12" in diameter, stumps, bamboo or sod.

Effective October 1, 2021, until further notice, the First Regional Compost Authority - Central Processing Site will temporarily discontinue the acceptance of grass. Additionally "mixed loads" of yard waste will be refused. Brush, branches and leaves are to be segregated before entering the Center.

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