Did you know that approximately 21% of our waste, in terms of weight, is organic (e.g. food, leaves, etc.)?  This suggests that composting is an impactful way to reduce Westford's trash bill. Further, diverting organics from our trash lowers the impact on our landfills but, also, when you compost, you create excellent fertilizer for your gardens. The Recycling Committee offers Earth Machine composters to help residents start their own composting.

These composters are offered at a subsidized price of $25 and are available by calling Nicole Feliciano at the Westford Highway Department:  978-692-5520 or e-mailing  

  • Hours for pickup: Tuesdays & Thursdays between 8am-2pm
    1. Alternate days or times may be possible if arranged ahead of time with Nicole
    2. Pickup times may be impacted by winter weather.  On snowy days, call ahead to confirm.
  • Location for pickup:   Westford Highway Department, 28 North St.

Please click HERE for more information regarding composters.  

The Massachusetts Depart of Environmental Program has also developed some videos to help with composting:

Mass DEP Webinar

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Home Composting - Turning Your Spoils to Soils

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