Compost Bins

How to get a low-cost,
rodent-resistant compost bin

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.


To make it easier to compost kitchen scraps and yard waste, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) makes home composting bins available to Massachusetts’ cities and towns each year as part of the DEP’s recycling equipment grant program.

To make it easier to compost kitchen scraps and yard waste, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) makes home composting bins available to Massachusetts’ cities and towns each year as part of the DEP’s recycling equipment grant program.

The bins, which retail for $70-120, are available to residents of grantee communities for $25-$45. Some towns have one style, others have both.

To obtain a compost bin, visit or call:

If your community is not listed, try a neighboring one.

Abington Board of Health
500 Gliniewicz Way
781-982-2119

Cohasset Recycling and Disposal Facility
81 Cedar St.
781-383-0273
kitchen scrap buckets $5

Hanson Board of Health
542 Liberty St.
781-293-3138

Kingston Highway Department
32 Evergreen Street
781-585-0513  

Middleborough, DPW Office
48 Wareham Street
508-946-2481

Plymouth Transfer Station and DPW
508-830-4166
Residents Only

Rockland Recycling Center
781-878-3838
Residents Only

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