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Forms & Schedules
Yard Waste Site Rules and Regulations (Including Materials Accepted/Prohibited)
Lower Macungie Township
Site Rules and Regulations
HOURS OF OPERATION
CLOSED EVERY MONDAY, TUESDAY & THURSDAY & ALL TOWNSHIP HOLIDAYS
JANUARY & FEBRUARY Wed., Fri., & Sat. - Noon to 5PM (CLOSED Sunday)
MARCH & APRIL Wed., Fri., Sat. & Sun. - Noon to 5PM
MAY 1 to 31 Wed. & Fri. - 9AM to 7PM - Sat. & Sun. - Noon to 7PM
JUNE 1 to OCTOBER 31 Wed., Fri. & Sat. - 9AM to 7PM - Sun. - Noon to 7PM
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER Wed., Fri. Sat. & Sun. - Noon to 5PM
Lower Macungie Township does not allow landscapers, commercial lawn or tree services to deposit yard waste or pick up mulch/humus at our facility. It is strictly for use by private residential homes that are part of our Waste Management contract. If you have hired a service for yard work, your contractor is responsible to remove the waste to an approved site other than the Township facility. We also do not allow golf courses, business complexes, etc. We suggest that these enterprises utilize their own hauler or other (commercial) sites.
Materials are processed into either mulch or humus and therefore must be separated. Yard waste must be removed from bags/containers. To keep our costs down and to keep the site clean, please carry out your bags and containers.
FOR MULCH: FOR HUMUS:
Branches from trees Mowed Grass
Limbs/tree stumps – up to 12 in. diameter Pumpkins/apples
Rootballs – up to 24 in. diameter w/soil & debris REMOVED Straw
Woody stems from hedges/forsythia bushes Garden plants/garden waste
Pinecones Flowers/flower plants
Sweet gum balls Flowerpot soil
Rose plants Soft hedge trimmings
Pallets Bricks Dimensional construction lumber
Drywall/Sheetrock Railroad ties (decking, etc.)
Dirt/Rocks Trash/garbage/household waste
Landscaping stone Plastic of any kind
We suggest that you separate your yard waste before visiting the site so that you can easily discard items into the appropriate piles.
- LMT supplies Township residents with mulch/humus based on availability. While it is available, you may shovel/load the mulch/humus yourself during regular business hours.
- Every Saturday during the months of April and May we offer a loading service from 7:30AM to 11:30AM and every Thursday in April from 1PM to 3PM, while supplies last. Currently there is a $25.00 fee per loader scoop. This charge could change without prior notice.
- There can be no refuse drop off while compost is being loaded. Due to traffic safety concerns, we recommend you do not come to the site until 1PM on Saturdays during the loading season to drop off yard waste or to shovel/load mulch yourself.
The Township recognizes that we have many residents who own commercial vehicles and who are not landscapers or lawn service contractors. In these instances, we will allow commercial vehicles on site.
VEHICLES OVER 10 TON are prohibited. This is subject to change without prior notice.
Lower Macungie Township reserves the right to disallow and/or refuse entry to anyone that we believe could be involved in commercial enterprises and/or who are in direct conflict to Township policies related to disposal of yard waste. We also reserve the right to disallow and/or refuse entry to anyone who poses a threat to Township employees.