The Wellesley Department of Public Works (DPW) is partnering with Black Earth Compost on a new curbside composting pilot program.  Residents who sign up for this program will have their food waste picked up once a week at their home for a fee. The curbside composting program is an alternative to the free food waste drop off program at the Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF).

“We understand not all residents want to bring their food waste to the RDF. Joining with Black Earth to offer this relatively low-cost, curbside option helps us reach our overall goal of diverting food waste from the trash stream,” said RDF Superintendent Jamie Manzolini.

The first 250 Wellesley residents to sign up for the program will receive a free starter kit. Once 50 customers sign up, Black Earth Compost will begin weekly pick-ups in Wellesley on Wednesdays. The program follows a tiered pricing structure; as more customers sign up, the fees go down.

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