An average household can compost between 500 and 1,000 pounds of organic material each year in the bins, producing a rich soil supplement out of material that would otherwise be disposed.
The bins pictured above, which retail for $70-120, are available to residents of grantee communities for $25-$45, thanks to assistance from MassDEP. Some towns have one style, others have both.
To obtain a compost bin, visit or call:
Abington Board of Health
500 Gliniewicz Way
Braintree Treasurer-Collector’s Office
1 JFK Memorial Dr.
$25; residents only; bins delivered to home (2/2021)
Cohasset Recycling and Disposal Facility
81 Cedar St.
$25 to residents; kitchen scrap buckets $5 (2/2021)
Hanson Board of Health
542 Liberty St.
$25 residents/$43 nonresidents (2/2021)
If your community is not listed, try a neighboring one.
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