Composting

What is Composting?


Organic materials naturally break down into a nutrient-rich, earthy substance. Composting  uses this process to make a valuable soil conditioner from organic waste like leaves, grass, and food scraps that would otherwise be thrown away. Composting saves landfill space, and the rich humus-like material produced by composting can be used as a beneficial soil amendment in gardens and potted plants.

Home Composting Tips:

Learn how to compost organic waste, like leaves, grass, and food scraps, in your own backyard!
Creating a Backyard Compost Pile
Grasscycling

The Lehigh County Organics Recycling Facility (Orefield): 

The former "Lehigh County Organics Recycling Facility" in Orefield is now being operated by Middle Smithfield Materials, Inc. 

We're pleased to announce that Middle Smithfield Materials, Inc. (M.S.M.) is offering additional products and services over and above those previously offered by the County for the benefit of the Lehigh County residents and businesses.  M.S.M. has been in the business for many years and has developed a reputation for quality products and friendly service.

Compost, Mulch, and other landscaping products are available for sale and delivery!  You can also contact them for pricing on additional services to meet your needs. 

Call Middle Smithfield Materials, Inc. at 610-799-4177 for materials and pricing.

Click here for directions to the site.

Middle Smithfield Materials, Inc. also accepts grass and yard waste from Lehigh County residents and commercial landscapers at a fee. Please call 610-799-4177 for pricing.

Municipally Owned Facilities Located In Lehigh County:

There are a number of municipally owned and operated composting and mulch manufacturing facilities in Lehigh County.  If you are interested in what your municipality has to offer, please contact them directly for information on what they accept, and the materials they have to distribute back to their residents. 

Note: Please remember that there may also be fees associated with using these programs to offset their operating costs.