Last week ended the pilot period of our and the Office of Food Initiative’s residential compost drop-off program. From August 1 through October 31, you all helped us divert about 6,000 pounds of food scraps from being incinerated with the rest of the City’s trash; instead, the scraps made their way to Rocky Hill Farm to be converted to soil, through Athe generously donated work of the haulers at Renewable Waste Solutions.
This was cross-community collaboration, and we should give a special shout-out to the farmers markets at Bowdoin-Geneva, Egleston Square and Harvard-Allston (as well as Boston Building Resources and Boston Natural Areas Network) for all their help!
Stay tuned here and on Twitter to find out what comes next while we spend some time evaluating how things went! We’re as excited as you are to see what the future in Boston composting holds!