The City of Newton encourages homeowners to compost at home. It decreases the amount of waste the tax payers must pay for annually and leaves nutrient rich compost you can add to your yard. The city offers a composting guide to help residents get started.

Here in Newton, the city offers two styles of composting bins plus kitchen scrap collection buckets. Brave New Composter is $55 plus tax (left image) and the Earth Machine is $43 plus tax (right image). The kitchen scrap bucket is $8 plus tax (center image). For more information visit the City of Newton website.

To purchase a bin or bucket, Newton residents can stop by City Hall during open hours (cash and personal checks only). Once purchased, you will receive a receipt and can pick up your bin at the Rumford Ave Resource Recovery Facility (112 Rumford Ave in Auburndale).