Compost Drop-Off


For those who are not eligible for curbside compost collection, Cambridge residents are welcome to bring food scraps to any of the following locations:

  • Moore Youth Center, 12 Gilmore St. next to Hoyt Field. Open 24 Hours.

  • Danehy Park, New Street parking lot. Open 24 hours

  • Recycling Center, 147 Hampshire Street (Norfolk St. side of the building). Open 24 Hours. Bins are located against the main building in the back, next to bike racks.

Please note: Cambridge Community Center is NO LONGER accepting compost.


ALL FOOD SCRAPS including:

Fruits & Vegetables
Dairy products
Meat, Bones & Shells
Breads & Grains

Tea Bags, Coffee Grounds & Filters
Napkins & Paper Towels
Cut Flowers & Houseplants

Plastic Bags, Aluminum Foil & Plastic Wrap
Plates, Cups & Utensils
Containers & Jars
Pet & Human Waste
Yard Waste


1.      Collect food scraps in a reusable container such as a kitty litter or 5-gallon bucket. You can line the container with a compostable bag, paper bag or plastic bag. If you use a plastic bag, empty contents into the cart and bring the dirty plastic bag home to dispose with your household trash.

2.      Help keep the area clean and bins free from trash and recycling. Do not leave food scraps on the ground. 

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