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Community Garden Compost Requests

The City of Boston’s Public Works Department provides compost to community gardens at no cost. 

Submit this form by May 1, 2023, to receive your gardens compost for the 2023 season.

Request community garden compost

About the Program

Compost is a key part of the City's goal of achieving zero waste. Our compost is made from leaf and yard waste collected locally from Boston residents.

Benefits of compost

By using compost instead of commercially purchased fertilizer, you are:

  • helping to recycle organic matter
  • reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and
  • helping Boston reach its climate and sustainability goals. 

Submit this form by May 1, 2023 to receive compost for the 2023 season. Gardeners will have the option of picking up compost themselves or having it delivered. If you would like the compost to be delivered, please make sure to be as detailed as possible with form responses. 

You or another member of your organization MUST make sure that drivers have access to your gardens (gates are unlocked, no cars blocking the driveway, etc.) If drivers must leave the compost on the sidewalk outside of the garden, someone must meet the driver, and the compost must be moved into the garden within 24 hours. 

If you have any questions or would like help filling out the form, please call 3-1-1.

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