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Farmers Market Food Waste Drop-off
We are partnering with local Boston farmers markets to bring community food waste drop-off locations to more Boston...
Community Garden Compost Requests
The City of Boston’s Public Works Department provides compost to community gardens at no cost.
Community Garden Food Waste Drop-off
The City of Boston is partnering with local community gardens as neighborhood food scrap drop-off sites. We're providing...
Download the Trash Day App
Never miss yard waste collection again.
With our free Trash Day app you can view a calendar for your home's collection dates, set reminders, and get notifications of schedule changes. You can also search a directory of hundreds of household items to find out the right way to dispose of them.
Zero Waste Boston Plan
The City of Boston is dedicated to becoming a zero waste city. Click here to read the Zero Waste Plan, learn about the City’s plastic bag ban, and how you can help Boston reach its zero waste goals.
Boston Reuse and Donation Directory
Find where to donate, resell, buy responsibly, rent, and repair items, all while supporting Boston’s local reuse economy.
Food Waste Information
Food waste is collected and turned into compost and clean energy. Learn more about how you can compost your food waste!