Mulch Area

The Loyalsock Township Mulch/Recycling area is a great benefit to the residents of our community. It provides a place to discard any unwanted yard waste and then turn it into reusable mulch for our residents to beautify their properties. This area is reserved for Loyalsock Township residents only.


Begin 2nd Monday in March
Monday thru Sunday
8am – Dusk

Begin 2nd Monday in November
Monday thru Saturday – Closed Sunday
8am – 4pm

Begin 2nd Monday in January
Monday thru Friday – Closed Weekends
8am – 3pm



Mulch Area Security

The Loyalsock Township Mulch/Recycling area is a great benefit to the residents of our community. It provides a place to discard any unwanted yard waste, which is then turned into reusable mulch. Over the years we have seen an increase in illegally dumped items, out of town users, and non-registered businesses, which adds to the cost of our operation. Therefore, Loyalsock Township has installed a new security gate at the mulch/recycling area entrance which requires a key card to open. This gate will help keep out people who are not township residents, and businesses that have not registered and paid the $5,000 fee for using the mulch pile.

To register for a key card you must come to the township office, fill out a registration form, and pay the $10.00 registration fee (cash or check only). Click here for the Registration Form. A valid PA driver’s license, or a photo of the license, will be required at the time of registration for each name listed on the form (up to 2 names). Also, the make, model, and license plate number for each vehicle/trailer that will be used (up to 3 combined and must be registered to household member) is needed to fill out the form. Only one key card will be issued per household. The key card will need to be renewed yearly at a cost of $5.00. Click here for the Renewal Form. There is also a $10.00 fee to replace a lost card.

Key cards are non-transferable and cannot be used by anyone other than the household members listed on the registration form. They are also to be used only for yard waste from the property address listed on the registration form. Any violation of the mulch pile or key card rules and regulations will result in the key card being deactivated and will forfeit the registrant’s right to use the mulch pile.

Mulch Area “CLOSED”

Periodically the Township mulch recycling area is posted “CLOSED.” The mulch grinder is at the mulch pile on several occasions throughout the year and for safety reasons we have to close the area to the public. We are not able to notify the public prior to the closure and are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Accepted Materials


  • Sticks and Branches, no stumps, and trees must be 20″ or less in diameter and should be cut to 6 feet in length or less

Yard Waste

  • Garden waste
  • Landscaping
  • Leaves

Any item not listed above is prohibited including construction debris.


Leaving grass clippings on the lawn after mowing ensures that nutrients will be returned to the soil. Simply leave clippings on your lawn where they act as top dressing fertilizer and help keep your lawn green and healthy.

Mulch Area Guidelines


  • …leave plastic bags or containers
  • …block roadway when loading or unloading
  • … take stone, scrap metal, or any other materials from the piles before the mulch area
  • …disturb Township equipment or materials


  • …load mulch and leaves by hand, unless you make arrangements with the Township Office (see mulch loading)
  • …adhere to the 10 MPH Speed Limit in the mulch area

Mulch Loading

Township residents can load mulch themselves at any time during normal mulch pile hours. The township does load mulch for a fee (when crew is available), but only during the following times: from May 28 to August 31, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:15am and 2:00pm; all other dates, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:15am and 2:30pm. By appointment only. Please call by at least the day before you wish to be loaded to schedule your time. If you want to be loaded during the morning you must also come in the day before to pay as you will need a receipt to be loaded and the office does not open until 7:30am. A receipt is always needed to be loaded.

Pickup Truck………………………..$10.00
Dump Truck…………………………$20.00
Tractor Trailer……………………….$50.00
Twp. Business Dump Fee………$5,000