Green Idea: City-Subsidized Exterior Compost Bins

We're interested in making the jump to composting because it would really cut down our kitchen waste that just doesn't belong in the trash can. We've read the reviews here on Apartment Therapy about indoor composters but it seems a little complicated and possible stinky. Luckily, if you live in or around Boston, the city is selling outdoor compost bins at heavily subsidized prices...For under $50 you can get a compost bin that will produce 200 lbs of compost soil a year. The bin doesn't take up much space so even if you only have a small outdoor space you could find room for it. Because we have a very small shared yard, we'll probably try to get our neighbors using it, too. The only problem might be finding a function for all that high quality soil at the end of the year!


Head over to the City of Boston site for their simple composting directions and head to the Boston Building Materials Coop (100 Terrace St. Mission Hill) to pick up a composter. For Cambridge residents, we've heard that there's a town compost you can contribute to if you'd rather not start your own.

Do you compost in the city?

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