The Saucon Valley Compost Center will reopen on Monday, May 11, with new hours of operation as well as new health and safety regulations in place due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, local officials announced Thursday.
The compost center–which is jointly operated by the Borough of Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township–will now be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.
“This is to limit all scheduled overtime hours and will be reviewed in the near future,” officials said in an email update about the reopening.
The compost center normally opens for the season in mid-April, however this year its opening was delayed due to the COVID-19 business shutdown and stay-at-home order.
A new requirement for visitors to the Springtown Hill Road facility related to ongoing COVID-19 mitigation efforts is for a face mask or face covering to be worn by anyone entering the site.
“If you do not have a mask or face covering you will be directed to leave,” the joint announcement from the borough and township said. Additionally, all visitors to the compost center must remain in their vehicles while waiting in line.
The number of vehicles allowed to enter the site at any one time will be limited by staff as necessary to maintain social distancing, and everyone entering the site must follow social distancing rules and keep at least six feet of distance between themselves and others.
Commercial vehicles are not permitted to enter the site.
All visitors to the compost center will need to provide their Saucon Valley Compost Card as proof of residency. Anyone who does not have an ID card may contact their respective municipality in order to have one issued.
- Borough of Hellertown: 610-838-7041
- Lower Saucon Township: 610-865-3291