Mulch & Compost
The Upper Providence Public Works Department offers free mulch and compost to Township residents at the Compost Site.
Residents can bring leaves, grass clippings, ornamental stumps, branches (up to five inches in diameter), and Christmas trees to be recycled and turned into mulch and compost. Items do not need to be bagged.
Looking for Leaves!
Before you bag and put your leaves to the curb, Upper Providence is always 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:
- Trees have extensive root systems, and leaves are the recipient of all nutrients gathered from the soil.
- Leaves are highly fibrous; they improve soil aeration and composition
Pick Up Free Compost Wednesdays & Saturdays
For now, compost and mulch are free for township residents only, so please bring photo identification 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.
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 January 31, bring ornament-free trees to:
- The Township Offices at 1286 Black Rock Road (during township office hours)
- The Compost Site at 1094 Longford Road (during listed drop off times)