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Buy a Backyard Compost Bin 

Buy a plastic backyard bin at Tags Hardware (29 White St), or Boston Building Resources (100 Terrace St, Roxbury).                                                                        

Tumbler Compost Bins

You may want to consider other types of elevated "tumbler" compost bins available on the market.                                               

Free compost is available in small quantities April-October at the Recycling Center during open hours. Bring your own container. 


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Hours of Service

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

Recycling Center Hours
Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm  
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm