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FRAMINGHAM – Bootstrap Compost is now offering residential services in Framingham. Since its launch in 2011, Bootstrap Compost has diverted nearly 9 million pounds of food scraps from the waste streams of 47 cities and towns in Massachusetts, and now the company is making Framingham number 48
To encourage Framingham residents to compost with Bootstrap, the company is offering one month of free composting to all new signups from Framingham when they use the code COMPOSTCURIOUS2022 when they sign up via the website at http://bootstrapcompost.com
Bootstrap is Greater Boston’s premier residential food scraps hauler.
The company provide our subscribers with a clean 5-gallon bucket, compostable liner, and tight-fitting “Easy Peel” lid to capture unwanted produce, meat, grains, egg shells, coffee grounds and other various compostables (“if it grows, it goes”).
This organic material is then hauled to one of its four local farming partners, including Rocky Hill Farm in Saugus and Wright Locke Farm in Winchester, where it’s engineered (through the addition of carbon-rich material like wood chips, leaves, etc.) into a nutrient-rich compost.
Diverting organics from the waste stream saves landfill space and the associated emissions and costs, and our process ensures those valuable nutrients remain in our local food cycle. The company supplies local farms and our customers with our “black gold” finished compost to help them grow sustainably. The company donates remaining compost to local schools and community gardens to encourage greater participation in local food growing.
Residential compost service from Bootstrap costs $11 for weekly visits or $15 for bi-weekly visits (once every two weeks).
Finished compost is returned to customers – both residential and commercial – for free from warehouses located in Everett and Malden.
The finished compost, as well as composting worm boxes, worm castings and compost tea, are also available for the general public to purchase from Bootstrap’s online store.
Bootstrap has a long-standing commitment to charitable work that allows us to give back to the communities we service and encourage more local growth and sustainable practices.
“We frequently provide workshops at public schools, libraries, and other community organizations to teach folks about composting and sustainability and encourage them to get involved with the local food movement. Our recent efforts include building a composter on site at Birchwood Middle School in North Providence, RI, and teaching the students how to make compost. We have also recently given compost donations to community gardens in Somerville, Dorchester and Malden. If your local organization is interested in promoting composting and local food growth, please consider partnering with Bootstrap,” said the company.