Living sustainably in Boston can sometimes feel overwhelming, but with a little help from our friends at Bootstrap Compost, we can make a profound difference in the environment and our community. Rooted in Jamaica Plain, Bootstrap Compost provides residential, commercial, and event services in 19 of Boston’s 21 neighborhoods. Founded in 2011, Bootstrap focuses on improving local food systems, the local economy, public health, and environmental education. Bootstrap now diverts around 22,000 lbs of food scraps, yard waste, compostable take-out ware, and paper from landfills every week! Bootstrap delivers their clients’ organic waste to local farms. The farms then transform the waste into a nutrient-rich compost soil.
Bootstrap’s 5-gallon buckets are a common sight in the region as Bootstrap services thousands of clients on a weekly basis. These buckets are lined with compostable bags and have a tight-sealing lid to keep the compost bucket odor and pest free until you receive a fresh, clean bucket on your service day. Weekly residential services cost just $10; biweekly for $12. Rates for restaurants, cafes, offices, and events are determined as per need.
Another great perk of having Bootstrap’s service is their “Compost Week!” sharing program in which subscribers have the option to receive 6 lbs of hand-sifted and nutrient-rich compost every four months. Clients may also elect to donate their share to local urban farms, schools, and community gardens. Have we convinced you to start reducing and reusing your kitchen and yard waste? Click HERE to sign up with Bootstrap and receive two free residential pickups when you mention Boston Green Blog (valid for new customers only to be redeemed between June 1 and August 1, 2018). And read more about Bootstrap’s impact HERE.
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Photos courtesy of Bootstrap Compost.