Starting in mid-August, the City of Boston will be piloting the use of three farmers' markets as drop-off sites for residential food scraps!  We're excited to be partnering with the Mayor's Office of Food Initiatives and Office of New Urban MechanicsRenewable Waste Solutions (they're donating their hauling services!), as well as the farmers' markets in Bowdoin-Geneva, Harvard-Allston and Egleston Square.  Food scraps will be transported to Rocky Hill Farm in Saugus, Massachusetts.

This free, three-month pilot comes at the heels of the community feedback we heard at the Article 89 zoning / urban agriculture meetings and will help us determine the future of composting in Boston.  The Mayor's official press release can be found here.

Start Dates for the Pilot:

  • The week of August 5, 2013: Harvard-Allston and Egleston Square
  • The week of August 12, 2013: Bowdoin-Geneva

And for additional details about the pilot, why it's important and tips on composting, click on the above graphic, and stay updated on exact dates via Twitter at #CompostBos!

For additional information about recycling and waste management in Boston, visit the topic on our Resources page!

And don't forget to start collecting those food scraps!


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