Composting

  1. Compost Site

    The right location is important for a successful compost pile.

  2. Composting Containers

    There’s no one set way to compost. The most important factor to consider when choosing which method to compost is what fits your lifestyle and can make composting easy. So while selecting a compost style, think about how much space you have available, what materials are at your disposal, how much time you can invest, and how neat you want your compost to look.

  3. Composting Frequently Asked Questions

    Find answers to questions commonly asked about composting.

  4. How to Compost

    The organisms that make compost need food (carbon and nitrogen), air, and water. When provided with a favorable balance, they will produce compost quickly. Other factors affecting the speed of composting include surface area/particle size, volume, and temperature.

  5. Westford Schools Food Scraps Program

    It is estimated that food waste accounts for about 15% of all municipal solid waste in the state of Massachusetts, or nearly 900,000 tons per year. When other organic materials like compostable paper and yard waste are included, the combined organics total about 25% of all disposal. Starting a composting program can save money on waste disposal costs. Composting is also good for the planet and your local community because it reduces GHG emissions from landfills.

  6. What to Compost

    Learn what can be composted, and what to avoid including in your compost.

  7. Why Compost

    Compost benefits the environment, helps gardens grow, and increases our health.