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Community Garden Compost Requests

The Public Works Department provides compost to community gardens at no cost. Submit this form by May 1, 2022, to receive your gardens compost for the 2022 season.

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. Mature compost is given back to Boston's community gardens and parks free of charge, keeping it local.

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. Mature compost is given back to Boston's community gardens and parks free of charge, keeping it local.

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. 
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