Project Oscar is the City of Boston’s community composting program. It is made possible by a collaboration between the Department of Public Works, the Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives, Greenovate Boston, and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics. Large containers, resembling trash barrels, are made available for people to dispose of their household organic waste 24/7. Removing organic waste from the trash stream is a step towards closing the resource loop on our food system, and it also can keep kitchen trash free of pests and odors. The pilot program was started in 2014 with bins in East Boston and North End. In addition to the 2 existing bins, Project Oscar is expanding to Brighton, Grove Hall, and Jamaica Plain in fall 2015.