The City of Newton is partnering with Black Earth Compost to offer a once-a-week household curbside food waste collection service for your meat, dairy, fruits & veggies, and coffee grounds, tea bags and more.
The City went out to bid to vet a vendor on behalf of Newton residents. The service will cost Newtonians $59.99 for six months, plus a one-time start-up fee of $34 to pay for a 13-gallon lockable bin to collect food waste for weekly pick-up on the curb by Black Earth Compost.
Black Earth Composting is already giving Newton a volume discount.The cost per Newton household will go down even more as more people sign up. When 3,000 households are enrolled in the program the price will fall to $49.99 for six months. It will fall to $44.99 for six months once there are 5,000 households enrolled, and to $39.99 for six months once 7,500 or more households are enrolled in the curbside composting program.
Existing customers will see the price change on your next bill. Email Black Earth with questions or sign up below.