Category Archives: Composting

It’s true–30% of our trash is food scraps and compostable paper (collectively referred to as organics, sometimes also called compost), that’s a lot. Organics could instead be collected separately so they can be made into compost, a nutrient-rich soil amendment … Read More

Beginning March 1, 2024, the City of Newton’s expanded sustainable packaging ordinance will require food establishments to provide single use accessory dining items (straws, napkins, utensils, chopsticks, condiments, etc.) only upon the request or agreement of the customer. Items will … Read More

MassDEP is currently in the process of shaping its PCAP (Priority Climate Action Plan) which will open up access to federal funding from the EPA for municipalities. We believe composting should be on the docket. With the state’s trash being … Read More

The City of Newton has partnered with Black Earth Compost to offer weekly household curbside food waste collection service that will turn those vegetable peels, bones, shells and other scraps back into dirt that can grow more food instead of … Read More

Thursday, December 14 from 7-8pm. Online. Barstow’s Longview Farm and Black Earth Composting explain how the end result of what we eat (and don’t eat) can curb climate change. We recommend viewing “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” prior to … Read More

Saturday, November 4 from 1-4pm (Rain date: November 5). Newton City Hall War Memorial Circle (1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton). What will you do with your pumpkin after Halloween? You could put it in with your yard waste, but how much more … Read More

On Monday, September 18, the City Council passed by a vote of 22-0, the updated “Sustainable Food and Beverage Serviceware, Packaging, and Single Use Ordinance.” This ordinance aims to reduce the use of single-use takeout containers that cannot be reused, … Read More