Residential composting, reuse & recycling
Everything you always wanted to know about reducing waste in the City of Boston (but were afraid to ask)!
Composting & Food Waste Reduction
Composting is the practice of turning your food scraps and organic waste into nutrient-rich soil, which can then be sold or used for gardening or farming. Here are some resources on composting in Boston:
Compost drop-off pilot at farmers' markets
Backyard composting discounts
Did you know? Over half of your waste can be recycled!
Curbside recycling: 1-6 unit households (click for more)
Recycling in housing with 7 or more units
Neighborhoods without space for blue bins
Commercial, business, and institutional recycling
Recycling plastic bags and electronics
Before you throw something out or even recycle it, think about how you can reuse it instead. Many Boston organizations could use that old desk or lamp, or you could even try to sell it online.