Hetrick Gardens is now on Lower Pottsgrove’s list of companies that dispose of yard waste
POTTSTOWN PA – Add Hetrick Gardens, the landscaping and garden supply company at 2620 Swamp Pike, to the short list of places that will accept leaf and yard waste from residents of Lower Pottsgrove Township. Also on the list: Arborganic Acres in Pottstown and, to a limited extent, the township’s municipal trash hauler, J.P. Mascaro and Sons of Audubon.
The township website reported Monday (Nov. 26, 2012) that principal Matt Hetrick has agreed to offer his firm’s services to help township property owners dispose of leaves, branches and other yard waste items. Drop-off-only services are provided. Hetrick will charge, per car load, $10 for leaf waste and $20 for yard waste; per pick-up truck load, $20 and $40, respectively; and per dump truck load, $40 and $60.
Hetrick Gardens will be open Saturdays during December (2012) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept drop-offs. Following months will be by appointment only. Call 484-686-6293 for more information.
Also at Arborganic Acres
The township also has a residential yard waste disposal arrangement with Arborganic Acres, 901 Cherry Hill Ln. It is accepting wood chips, brush, leaves and clean fill or topsoil of up to 10 cubic yards (roughly the contents of a medium-sized truck) for free, according to its website. However, materials must be separated; those bringing mixed loads will be charged a sorting fee.
Arborganic’s fees for accepting loads of logs varies from $35 to $70, and for tree stumps from $30 to $80, both depending on the cubic footage of the load. Commercial yard waste also will be accepted, but in those instances only wood chips and clean fill are free; all other commercial tipping is at a cost.
Arborganic is open year-round, Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment. For more information, call 484-524-8850.
And, in certain months, by J.P. Mascaro
Hauler J.P. Mascaro, as part of its trash contract with Lower Pottsgrove, collects yard waste from township properties six times a year, only on the first Mondays of April, May, June, October, November and December. The last opportunity for pick-up during 2012 is Monday (Dec. 3). The service is paid for under twice yearly garbage fees collected by the township.
Leaf and yard waste to be picked up by Mascaro must be placed in brown kraft paper bags purchased at the township municipal or from other local retailers, and placed at curbside on collection day but separated from other trash. Property owners with 10 or more bags for pick up are asked to give Lower Pottsgrove advance notice by calling 610-323-0436 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grass clippings are not accepted as disposable yard waste, and should be composted, according to the township.
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