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Millfair Compost Center

2301 Millfair Road, Erie, PA 

 Hours of operation:
Monday–Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Closed on Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day. 

Acceptable items include the following organic debris:

  • Leaf Waste
  • Shrubbery/Brush
  • Tree Trimmings
  • Non-Food Garden Residue
  • Dead Flowers
  • Christmas Trees 

*These items will need to be emptied out of any containers or bags at the designated composting area.


Unacceptable Materials include the following materials:

  • Grass
  • Ornamental Grasses
  • Sod
  • Dirt
  • Large Root Systems
  • Food Garden Residue
  • Bamboo
  • Cornstalks
  • Wood Containing Metal or Nails 
  • Landscape Timbers
  • Painted Processed Wood
  • Straw
  • Hay 
  • Weeds
  • Concrete

*Please be sure to check all drop-off loads for shovels, chains, and scrap metal as these items severely damage our equipment!



Leaf Compost $25.00/Yard

Coarse Screened Mulch (2 Inches and Up)        

Fine Screened Mulch (1/2 - 1 Inch) 
Mix of Screened Dirt & Compost (50/50)
$20.00/Pickup truck
Screened Dirt $12.00/Yard
Unscreened Dirt
Wood Chips
Wood Pallets FREE

*All purchases are subject to PA sales tax. 

Payment is required at the time of purchase. Payment options are as follows: Debit, Check, Credit Card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card).  Cash may be used if pre-paid within the Municipal Recycling Office first. 



Millfair Compost Center Permits

This facility is a joint venture between Millcreek and Fairview Townships.


Residential Permits are required to help expedite the entry process for the Center.  This permit is FREE of charge for Millcreek, Fairview, and West County (Albion, Girard, Girard Borough, Lake City, Springfield) residents to discard material from their primary residence.  To obtain a residential permit, MILLCREEK residents should obtain their permit from the Millcreek Township Building, while FAIRVIEW & WEST COUNTY residents should obtain their permit at the Fairview Township Building. Permits DO NOT need to be reissued from year to year. 


Businesses and landscapers must purchase a Commercial Permit from the Millcreek Recycling Department in order to drop off organic loads.  A one-time fee of $20 will be charged for your permit tag.  You may obtain multiple permit tags for your fleet without additional permit costs incurred.  Once you have received your permit, commercial entities are charged a drop-off fee per vehicle entering our facility.

Commercial Drop-Off Rates 

Pick-Up Truck ............................ $10.00

Single Axle Truck ........................ $20.00

Tri-Axle Truck ........................... $40.00

Season Rate Option (Unlimited Rate) ..... $350.00

 Payment with debit card, credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover), or check is REQUIRED at the time of purchase. Cash will NOT be accepted at the Millfair Check-In Booth, however cash payments WILL ONLY be accepted within the Millcreek Recycling Department.

Please contact the Recycling Coordinator at the Millcreek Municipal Building at (814) 833-1111 ext. 317.

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