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Free Compost Sites

Cheltenham Township invites residents to pick up free leaf compost at three Township locations:

  • Curtis Arboretum lower level parking lot, located at Church Road and Greenwood Avenue in Wyncote.
  • Kleinheinz Pond parking lot, off of Tookany Parkway in Cheltenham.
  • Waverly Road Compost Facility, on Waverly Road in Laverock.

The Township has initiated COVID-19 mitigation measures to keep Public Works employees and the community safe which include reducing the hours at Public Works facilities. The Waverly Road Compost Facility's reduced hours are weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Hours are reduced from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m) and Saturday hours remain the same from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., unless affected by a holiday.(the Waverly Road Facility is CLOSED April 13th). 

Due to the temporary suspension of Curbside Pick-up the 
 Public Works Yard will be open on Saturday, April 11, 2020, even though it is a holiday weekend, so that residents have an extra day to drop-off items. 

    • Waverly Road Compost Facility - Waverly Road between Church Road and Cheltenham Avenue, Laverock
      Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and  Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., unless affected by a holiday 
    • Public Works Facility - 8101 Old York Road, Elkins Park
      Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p,m. and  Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., unless affected by a holiday. with the exception of Saturday, April 11th when the Yard will be OPEN.

The other locations are open to the public daily. Residents must bring their own shovels and containers to collect the compost.  The free compost is generated from materials collected in the municipal leaf and garden debris collection program throughout the Township.

      Cheltenham Township   ~   8230 Old York Road   ~   Elkins Park, PA 19027
      Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM
      Phone: 215-887-1000   ~   Fax: 215-887-1561
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