Curbside Composting

Compost Rollout City Hall Lawn Sign In 2009, the City set a goal to reduce residential trash disposal by 30% by 2020, and by 80% by 2050. With that goal in mind, the City expanded curbside compost to all buildings with 1 to 12 units.  25,000 households (8,100 buildings) are now eligible to participate.

The Curbside Compost Program expended to all buildings with 1 to 12 units on April 2, 2018. Food scraps and compostables are picked up weekly on the same day as trash and recycling. 

Why is the City doing this?  Removing food scraps will reduce trash in landfills and help protect the environment.

Haven't gotten your compost materials yet? Email with your information and we'll follow up.


By composting our food scraps, we can:
  • Reduce our climate change impact. Instead of landfilling food waste, we can create clean energy from our compost. 
  • Grow more food. Composting helps make fertilizer for New England farms.
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