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.

Ayer

-Terra Nova Composting: Residential and commercial food scrap collection service.

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.

Billerica

-OffBeet Compost: Woman-owned OffBeet offers residential and commercial food scrap collection, residential compost drop-offs, and zero waste event support.

Boston area

-Black Earth Compost: Curbside pick-up for residents and businesses. They also pick
-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.

Boxford

-OffBeet Compost: Woman-owned OffBeet offers residential and commercial food scrap collection, residential compost drop-offs, and zero waste event support.

Chelmsford

-OffBeet Compost: OffBeet offers residential and commercial food scrap collection, residential compost drop-offs, and zero waste event support.

Dracut

-OffBeet Compost: Woman-owned OffBeet offers residential and commercial food scrap collection, residential compost drop-offs, and zero waste event support.

Dunstable

-Terra Nova Composting: Residential and commercial food scrap collection service.

Greenfield

-The Compost Cooperative: Food scrap and organics collection for downtown Greenfield residents, businesses, and institutions.

Groton

-Terra Nova Composting: Residential and commercial food scrap collection service.

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!

Methuen

-OffBeet Compost: Woman-owned OffBeet offers residential and commercial food scrap collection, residential compost drop-offs, and zero waste event support.

North Andover

-OffBeet Compost: Woman-owned OffBeet offers residential and commercial food scrap collection, residential compost drop-offs, and zero waste event support.

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.
-Valley Recycling: Accepts yard waste for composting; learn more about what to include and where to drop it off here.

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.

Pepperell

-Terra Nova Composting: Residential and commercial food scrap collection service.

Revere

-Republic Services: Curbside collection of household and yard organics is available here.

Shirley

-Terra Nova Composting: Residential and commercial food scrap collection service.

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.

Tewksbury

-OffBeet Compost: Woman-owned OffBeet offers residential and commercial food scrap collection, residential compost drop-offs, and zero waste event support.

Townsend

-Terra Nova Composting: Residential and commercial food scrap collection service.

Tyngsborough

-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!
-Terra Nova Composting: Residential and commercial food scrap collection service.

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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