Leaf & Pumpkin Composting Event

Erie residents are invited to recycle leaves (and now pumpkins!) for composting each November. Have fun with your leaves, jump on them in piles, or re-use them in bags for Halloween props to help us crush them! Next, bring the leaves in loosely tied plastic or paper bags that you will keep after emptying your leaves. Leaves are collected and have been used by local farms as a soil amendment and need to be as clean as possible. No garden waste, large brush, branches, or tree stumps are accepted as part of the leaf collection event (no commercial landscaping). The event is available and free to Erie residents! Learn more about the benefits of composting and how to start your own backyard composting operation.

Save the Dates

Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 20
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Erie Recycling Center

Information on permanent yard waste collection located year round at the Recycling Center can be found on the Recycling Center webpage.

Seeking Volunteers

Interested in helping the community? The Sustainability & Tree Advisory Boards are looking for volunteers for both days of the Composting Event - sign up through this link today! More information to come closer to the events.

More Information

For more information, email the Town at SustainableErie@erieco.gov.

Leaf Composting 2022
Leaf Composting Infographic