Compost Park


The Compost Park is Manheim Township’s central composting facility, open to Manheim Township residents only. The composting park accepts garden residues, shrubbery and tree pruning, sod, leaves and grass for composting. Wood mulch and leaf compost are available for use in yard landscapes and gardens.

Gated System

The Manheim Township Compost Park uses a gated system for residents to disposal of material.  The park is limited to Manheim Township residents only. Residents must obtain an access card from the Municipal Office, located at 1840 Municipal Drive, Mon-Fri, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, in order to use the gated system. The access card will be issued free of charge.  Additional information will be provided upon issuance of the access card.  

Acceptance of Grass Stopped Temporarily at Compost Park

Beginning August 3, 2020, Manheim Township will temporarily stop accepting grass at the Compost Park.  There is currently an overabundance of grass coming to the Park.  We have reached a point in time where we can no longer accept grass without negatively impacting the rows of compost currently stored onsite.  We will continue to monitor the breakdown of the compost to decide when we will be able to accept grass again at the Park.  We appreciate your understanding.

Hours: (weather dependent):

January 2 thru March 31 - 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

April 1 thru September 30 - 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

October 1 thru November 7 - 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

November 8 thru December 31 - 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Please reference the service and pricing guidelines below to assist you with your visit to our Compost Park:

Yard waste materials accepted at the site:

  • Garden residues, shrubbery and tree prunings, sod, leaves and grass


Fee Schedule:


Passenger Car\SUV\Station Wagon:

          Minimum Rate - $2.00

Passenger Car Trailer Combination:

          Minimum Rate - $15.00

Pickup Truck (less than 1-ton) or Trailer (maximum length of 12 feet): 

         Minimum Rate - $10.00

Dump Truck/Box Truck/1-ton Pickups with Sideboards:

          Any and all loads - $15.00 per vehicle per load

Dump Truck Trailer Combination:

          Minimum Rate - $20.00

Holiday Trees:

Holiday trees will be accepted at Compost Park free of charge until March 31.

NOTICE - the Township will no longer be selling or providing free recyclable bags for leaves or general yard waste use. Please see your local garden centers and similar retail outlets. Only Township residents living on State highways, which do not receive free leaf pickup service, will be supplied recyclable bags for leaves.

Fall Leaf Pickup Program

  • Township residents receive free curbside leaf pickup from October to December. Residents are encouraged to place their leaves at curbside or along their property in coordination with the Township leaf pickup schedule.
  • Township residents may drop off leaves at the Compost Park for free during the Fall Leaf Pickup Program.

Materials available:

  • Wood mulch is available for free while supplies last.  
  • Leaf compost is available for free while supplies last.  No truck or trailer loads are permitted.