public works department

Free Composting Workshop, Monday, August 19


Resident dropping off food scraps at Recycling Center.

Save Your Banana Peels: Learn How to Compost and Reduce Food Waste


Free Workshop: Monday, August 19, 6pm, Public Works, 147 Hampshire St, 1st floor conference room.

Learn the options residents have to compost food scraps, and ways to reduce food waste.  Cambridge's Recycling Director, Ms Randi Mail will review best practices for outdoor composting, indoor composting with worms, and options for drop-off and bicycle pickup. Recycling food scraps and making soil is extremely rewarding, benefits your garden and house plants and helps to curb climate change! Reducing food waste is also incredibly important considering that Americans waste more than 40% of the food we produce for consumption. That comes at an annual cost of more than $100 billion. For more info on composting, click here.

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Visiting City Hall

Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Louis DePasquale
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager