Compost Pilot FAQ Home Page


Thank you for visiting the Frequently Asked Questions page for the upcoming curbside pilot program in the City of Cambridge. We know that you may have questions about the program, and we are excited to answer these questions to make you feel comfortable about participating in the program. Please click on the links below to view FAQ’s related to the program.

Why Curbside Compost in Cambridge?


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Participation & Logistics

Bin & Bag Details

Best Practices & Other Questions


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