In response to COVID-19, Earth Conservancy is adjusting its operations effective immediately and until further notice. The compost facility is open by appointment only.  See contact information below.  Staff offices are closed.

We will continue to keep you informed as plans progress. Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe, and we wish you good health.

Leaf & Yard Waste Composting Facility


sThe Earth Conservancy composting facility is located in Newport Township, Pennsylvania.  Established in 1995, the facility accepts leaf and yard waste from local municipalities and residents in Luzerne County. Donations are accepted to offset operating costs. An average of 8,000 tons of yard waste are processed annually.


  • Grass/lawn clippings
  • Tree branches/trunks up to 6″ in diameter
  • Leaves
  • Natural Christmas trees

Not Accepted:

  • Nails or other metal
  • Painted or treated wood
  • Construction materials
  • Plastic, including plastic bags of any kind


  • Public: Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 2:30pm
  • Contractor:  Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:00pm

FeesCheck with compost facility personnel for commercial/contractor accounts at 570.899-6662

Compost Fees$15/cubic yard screened; $10/cubic yard unscreened

Address461 West Kirmar Avenue; Nanticoke, PA 18634

GPS41.17297, -76.05829


  1. Take I-81 to Exit 164 (Nanticoke/S.R. 29).
  2. Travel S.R. 29 North to Exit 3 (Nanticoke/Wilkes-Barre).
  3. Turn left onto San Souci Parkway, heading towards Nanticoke.
  4. Follow San Souci Parkway, which will turn into East Main Street, then West Main Street, then River Road.
  5. As you reach the top of a hill, follow road left onto Robert Street.
  6. Turn right onto West Kirmar Parkway.
  7. Follow Kirmar Parkway.
  8. Compost facility will be on the left; if you enter Glen Lyon, you have gone too far.


Nick Kratz, Compost Foreman – 570.899.6662
Jason Tarnowski, Project & Operations Manager – 570.550.2395

Compost Facility