The FY2021-22 Town of Westford operating budget included a 9%(!) increase in trash costs. These higher costs are driven by increasing amounts of waste and also the increasing cost to dispose of the waste. The good news is that we don't have to spend the full amount that was appropriated if we can divert our trash away from our waste stream by reducing, reusing and recycling. Another powerful lever to reduce our trash costs is to compost organic material --- organic material can represent up to 20% of the weight of our trash suggesting this is a powerful to reduce Westford's trash.
Interested in learning more? Click HERE to learn more about composting.
Earth Machine composters are available for sale to help support our local composting efforts. To purchase an Earth Machine backyard composter for $25, call Nicole Feliciano at the Westford Highway Department: 978-692-5520 or email email@example.com