Compost Facility

The Lower Paxton Township Leaf Waste Compost Facility is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., beginning early April, through mid-December.

Residents are required to display a permit to access the Compost Facility.  Annual and daily permits are available at the Municipal Center and at Hornung’s Hardware Store.

Click here for more information on the leaf waste and compost in Lower Paxton Township.

Lower Paxton Township
Compost Facility on Conway Road

Lower Paxton Township residents may take leaf waste to the Compost Facility.  Leaf waste may be delivered loose or in kraft bags; plastic bags may not be left at the Compost Facility.

Residents may take screened compost in 36-gal containers or kraft bags.  Residents may also take woody waste (mulch).  Both products must be loaded by hand by the residents.

A permit is required to use the compost facility.

Acceptable items: brush, leaves, tree prunings, garden waste, branches 12 inches in diameter or less.
Unacceptable items: grass, dirt, stumps, concrete, branches larger than 12 inches in diameter, etc.

HOURS: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday of each week, weather permitting, from the first Tuesday in April until the third Saturday in December.

Lower Paxton Township Compost Facility: Go south on Nyes Road, 1½ miles past the traffic light at Union Deposit Road and turn right onto Conway Road.  Go ½ mile and the entrance is on the left.

Frequently Called Numbers

Main Switchboard
Police Administration
Public Works Department - Jeff Kline
Sewer Department - William Weaver
Parks and Recreation - Terry Bauknight
Friendship Center - Rachelle Scott
Supervisors Voicemail
Planning & Zoning - Amanda Zerbe
Codes Enforcement - Nick Gehret

Office Hours

Municipal Center (Administration, Community Development, & Sewer)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Police Department Records Office
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Public Works Department
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sanitary Sewer Operations
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friendship Center and the Parks and Recreation Department
Monday to Thursday -  5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday - 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday - 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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