Ashland & Holliston Team Up For Curbside Food Waste Composting Pilot Program

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ASHLAND – The Towns of Ashland and Holliston have partnered with Black Earth Compost to offer subscriptions for household curbside food waste weekly collection services.

This innovative partnership allows residents to receive lower rates for service as more and more households sign up.

More than 500 subscriptions are registered or pre-registered, the prices for 6 months of service will drop from $89.99 to $59.99.

To date since the Initiative started, new enrollees have cumulatively diverted 10 tons of organic material from the waste stream and saved the Town $755 in disposal costs. 

Sign up today to receive a 13-gallon curbside compost cart at no cost! Reserved for first 200 new enrollees. 

Curbside Composting Pick-Up Services

Similarly to trash and recycling pickup, residents in Ashland can sign up for private subscription food scrap waste curbside pick up services. Curbside composting subscriptions are a great way to reduce the amount of food waste going into your trash while also offering the convenience of having a vendor take the food scraps away while still receiving the finished compost product after.

Residents simply leave bins filled with food scraps by the curb once a week and have the waste picked up by a company which composts the food scraps, often at an industrial scale. Many curbside pickup vendors allow more food products to be composted such as meats and cheeses, which is challenging to do for many people conducting home composting activities.

Curbside composting subscriptions also allow residents with limited space the ability to compost.

For more information visit: https://www.ashlandmass.com/819/Curbside-Compost-Services

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