Public Works
Compost Site

The Upper Providence Public Works department will offer free mulch and compost to township residents at the township compost site located on 1094 Longford Road. See seasonal hours of operation at right.

Residents can bring leaves, grass clippings, ornamental stumps, branches (up to 5 inches in diameter), and Christmas trees to be recycled and turned into mulch and compost. You do not need to bag these items. You may not leave items in plastic bags.


Compost Site is always looking for Leaves!

Before you bag and put your leaves to the curb, Upper Providence public compost site is looking for leaves at their compost facility. Leaves should be separated from all branches.
*Plastic bags will not be accepted.

Leaves are an important component for making a nutrient compost because:


  1. Trees have extensive root systems, and leaves are the recipient of all nutrients gathered from soil.
  2. Leaves are highly fibrous. They improve soil aeration and composition.

Compost Site
1094 Longford Road

Phoenixville, PA 19460

The compost site is closed on the following dates for Holidays:
December 24, 2016
December 31, 2016
April 15, 2017
May 27, 2017
September 2, 2017
November 11, 2017
November 25, 2017
December 23, 2017
December 30, 2017

Fall and Winter Hours:  
Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to dusk
Saturdays, 8 to 3:00 p.m.
Weather Permitting
Compost Site will be closed when there is snow on the ground.


Spring and Summer Hours:    
Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays, 8 to 3:00 p.m.
Weather Permitting


Pick Up Free Compost Wednesdays, Saturdays

For now, compost and mulch is free for township residents only, so please bring a photo ID to the compost site. Double shredded wood chip mulch is available. You must load mulch yourself, so bring a shovel or pitchfork and containers to load. The township cannot load.


Recycling Your Christmas Tree is Easy!

After you’ve un-decked your halls, be sure to recycle your Christmas tree into aromatic mulch and nutrient rich compost! Upper Providence is one of many municipalities that offer eco-friendly options for the more than 30 million Christmas trees that Americans unload every year.

Between the day after Christmas and Jan. 31, bring ornament free trees to:

  • The township offices at 1286 Black Rock Road (*During township office hours)
  • The public compost site at 1094 Longford Road (*During listed drop off times)

Township Police Quick Links

Township Offices
1286 Black Rock Road
PO Box 406
Oaks, PA 19456
Fax: 610-983-0355


Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Upper Providence Police
1286 Black Rock Road
PO Box 406
Oaks, PA 19456
Emergencies 911
Administrative Questions


Police Office Hours:
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m


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