Compost Collection Service Diverts Organic Waste from Landfills

On garbage day where I live, our garbage is separated from our recycling, which is further separated into different categories of recycling, and then there’s food and garden waste for composting which goes in another container – it’s a bit complicated but I guess we’re all doing our small part to help save our environment.

Bootstrap Compost in Boston diverts hundres of pounds of organic material from landfills each week by collecting commercial and residential food scraps for composting and delivers them to local farm partners to serve as compost for their crops. They pick up from pretty much anywhere, dorms, offices, cafes, houses, or one-off events, using bicycle trailers, hand trucks and trains to make it easy for local residents to compost and support the use of organic refuse for local food production.

As part of the Bootstrap community, subscribers to the service are provided with a 5-gallon bucket and lid which can be filled with bones, egg shells, tea bags, vegetable waste, etc… over the course of a week. When the week ends, place the bucket outside and Bootstrap comes to pick it up and leaves you with a clean new bucket. It’s that simple!

All Bootstrap customers, after 10-15 weeks of their first deposit, receive a portion of their scraps back in the form of usable compost for household gardening projects, as well, compost is donated to support urban gardens in the community.

If you’re in the greater Boston area and want to subscribe to this year-round service, click here to check out their pricing.

Thank you Bootstrap Compost for making our world wonderful.

LET ME KNOW, REPLY BELOW: What do you do with your food scraps? Do you compost?


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