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Random Tip: Compost at Cambridge Winter Farmers Market

Cambridge residents have always been able to drop off food scraps at the DPW or the Whole Foods on Prospect Street. Now we can also take them to the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market. The market is running Saturdays from 10:00 to 2:00 through April 30 at the Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street, and the […]

Interview with Save That Stuff’s Adam Mitchell

Over on the Boston Local Food Festival blog, I talk to to Save That Stuff’s Adam Mitchell about how the company is able to divert so much waste for the festival. (They’re so successful that we’ve contracted the company for the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival in September!) I was also really interested in what he […]

Festival Recycling: 3 Lessons Learned

On Thursday I talked about some of the vendors I discovered at the Boston Local Food Festival. But the thing I was really taken with last year was the trash collection. This year they diverted 13.16% more waste  than last year—by composting 3,600 lbs, recycling 1,820 lbs, and only throwing away 900 lbs. I even […]

Random Tip: Bicycle Compost

So Planet Police only picks up food waste from larger organizations who can’t compost themselves, but there are a couple good services for residential customers in the Boston area, both of which use bicycles to pick up your food waste. SoilCycle and Bootstrap Compost offer services starting at $25 and $10 per month, respectively.  Has […]

Worm Update: No More Flies!

We checked on the worm bin tonight, and—finally!—the flies are gone. It’s taken four months of no feedings to eradicate the pests, but it eventually worked. (The spider that we found inside may have helped, too.) It obviously wasn’t the ideal environment for the poor worms; the few dried-up bodies on the floor around the […]