The residents of East Boston can now drop off their food scraps (see information below on what is acceptable to compost) with the City of Boston's Pilot Community Compost Program at the padlocked communal compost container called Project Oscar located at Maverick Square in East Boston by the flag poles/Lewis Mall until November 30, 2014. To participate, East Boston residents, please register here:
you register, an email will be sent to you with a code for the
padlocked compost bin. If you have an questions, please email Oscar@boston.gov or call the Environment Department at 617-635-3850!
Why compost? There are a ton of environmental and economic benefits
to composting. It helps prevent pollution by diverting waste from
landfills, helps enrich poor soil, and cleans up contaminated soils by
eliminating pesticides and toxins in the ground. It can reduce the need
for water, fertilizer and pesticides, and can be sold as a valuable
produce to local farms and gardeners. Boston also has a growing urban agriculture movement and composting is an inexpensive and green way to fertilize your crops with your food scraps!
Please share this with your friends, family and neighbors in East Boston!
Source: Maverick Association of Residents