The mayor's office today announced pilot composting programs in which residents can bring certain types of food scraps and other organic matter to a local farmers' market for, well, composting.
For the three-month duration of this program, full-service waste hauler Renewable Waste Solutions will donate supplies and hauling services for transport to Rocky Hill Farm in Saugus, Massachusetts, where the collected scraps will be transformed into fertile soil for use in commercial and personal farming and gardening projects.
The pilot, similar to existing programs in New York and Cambridge, will be run at:
Harvard-Allston, 168 Western Ave., Allston; Fridays between 3 p.m. and 7 pm. through Oct 25.
Egleston Square, 45 Brookside Ave., Jamaica Plain; Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. through Oct. 26.
Bowdoin-Geneva, 230 Bowdoin St., Dorchester; Thursdays between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. from Aug. 15 through Oct. 31.
Eligible stuff: Fruits and vegetables; non-greasy food scraps (e.g., rice, pasta, bread and cereal); coffee grounds and filters; tea bags; egg shells, nutshells and pits; cut and dried flowers; house plants and potted soil.
Don't even think of it stuff: Anything greasy or oily, anything made of meat, chicken, fish or dairy (except for egg shells), animal waste and litter, bedding and clothing, charcoal, coal, infested plants and soil.