Haverford weighs pros and cons of leaf composting program

    The leaf composting program Haverford and Marple townships use has been a big money saver. And it means no longer having to transport leaves to Chester.

    There’s just one little problem. The thing stinks.

    The Main Line Times reports Haverford residents are finding out what it’s like to live near a giant pile of old leaves. Reports of foul odors are cropping up, keeping kids inside and visitors at bay.

    Haverford is considering aerated pile composting at the Public Works site, which uses pipes, a biofilter and organic material to try to squash the stench. But if things continue as they are, the townships might have to ditch the program.

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