I have no way to contact any departments in Hazleton PA. I am a citizen looking to start my own compost in my back yard. I would like to know the correct procedures to do this.
I would strongly recommend that you contact your local Cooperative Extension Service Branch. Here is contact information for you: Penn State Hazleton Co-Operative Extension Service, (570) 459-1701.
Click here to check out our Subject Guide on composting.
Also, much information on starting and maintaining compost areas in your yard is available in many books. Check your local library. The Internet is also a good place for searching for information. You will find articles with step-by-step information, as well as videos that you will be able to watch.
In addition, see below for two good links for you to check.