WHERE TO COMPOST: MASSACHUSETTS

Where to compost throughout the United States and Canada: a state-by-state guide to staying zero waste | Litterless

Andover

-OffBeet Compost: Woman-owned OffBeet offers food scrap collection, as well as a slightly cheaper drop-off option, for residents, plus a suite of options for businesses looking for food scrap collection. They also help with waste at events!

Arlington

-Black Earth Compost: Curbside food waste collection from residents and businesses.
-City Compost: Weekly, biweekly, and monthly service for homes, organizations, and events with a clean bucket each service plus the option of compost back.
-Garbage to Garden: Weekly curbside composting service for homes and businesses; they'll also give you back soil, if you'd like.

Belmont

-City Compost: Weekly, biweekly, and monthly service for homes, organizations, and events with a clean bucket each service plus the option of compost back.
-Garbage to Garden: Weekly curbside composting service for homes and businesses; they'll also give you back soil, if you'd like.

Boston area

-Bootstrap Compost: Will pick up your food scraps to be composted on local farms. It's affordable and convenient, and you'll be a do-gooder in the best way.
-Cambridge: The city offers curbside food scrap collection.
-City Compost: Weekly, biweekly, and monthly service for homes, organizations, and events with a clean bucket each service plus the option of compost back.
-Project Oscar: A free community compost pilot program that gives communities a place to drop-off residential food scraps. As of April 2017, there are bins in six locations: East Boston, North End, Brighton, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and City Hall Plaza.

Central Massachusetts

-City Compost: Weekly, biweekly, and monthly service for homes, organizations, and events with a clean bucket each service plus the option of compost back.

Haverhill

-OffBeet Compost: Woman-owned OffBeet offers food scrap collection, as well as a slightly cheaper drop-off option, for residents, plus a suite of options for businesses looking for food scrap collection. They also help with waste at events!

Ipswich

-City Compost: Weekly, biweekly, and monthly service for homes, organizations, and events with a clean bucket each service plus the option of compost back.
-Ipswich Composting: Sign up for curbside compost pick-up through the city's program.

Lawrence

-OffBeet Compost: Woman-owned OffBeet offers food scrap collection, as well as a slightly cheaper drop-off option, for residents, plus a suite of options for businesses looking for food scrap collection. They also help with waste at events!

Lowell

-City Compost: Weekly, biweekly, and monthly service for homes, organizations, and events with a clean bucket each service plus the option of compost back.
-OffBeet Compost: Woman-owned OffBeet offers food scrap collection, as well as a slightly cheaper drop-off option, for residents, plus a suite of options for businesses looking for food scrap collection. They also help with waste at events!

Northampton

-City Compost: Weekly, biweekly, and monthly service for homes, organizations, and events with a clean bucket each service plus the option of compost back.
-Pedal People: These folks offer bike-powered curbside compost pick-up.

Northeast Massachusetts

-Black Earth Compost: Collects food waste from residents and businesses to divert away from the landfill into compost - sign up here, if you'd like! It's a great service to use if you aren't able to compost in your backyard.
-City Compost: Weekly, biweekly, and monthly service for homes, organizations, and events with a clean bucket each service plus the option of compost back.

Somerville

-City Compost: Weekly, biweekly, and monthly service for homes, organizations, and events with a clean bucket each service plus the option of compost back.
-Garbage to Garden: Weekly curbside composting service for homes and businesses; they'll also give you back soil, if you'd like.

South Shore

-City Compost: Weekly, biweekly, and monthly service for homes, organizations, and events with a clean bucket each service plus the option of compost back.

Western Massachusetts

-City Compost: Weekly, biweekly, and monthly service for homes, organizations, and events with a clean bucket each service plus the option of compost back.

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