Re-“Energizing” the Wellesley Food Waste Program


Thirty percent of everyday household trash is food waste.

Right now, Wellesley’s recycling of food waste is 6% of the total recycling at our RDF. So there is a lot of food waste in Wellesley that is NOT being recycled.

We can do better, and it’s easy to do.

At the recent Sustainable Wellesley action meeting, Sharon volunteered to re-“energize” Wellesley’s Food Waste Program. For those that don’t know, Wellesley residents can drop off their food waste (bones, meat and all!) in the Food Waste area at the RDF. This waste then goes into an anaerobic digester which converts our food waste to methane, which produces electricity. A portion of the leftover byproduct is made into pellets of low grade fertilizer.

We are looking for a few volunteers to hand out flyers explaining this program at the RDF, Green’s Hardware and Roche Bros.

If you are interested in joining Sharon outside of Green’s hardware on a weekend in October, please let her know by emailing her:

Weather looks good for this weekend so join the team on Saturday 10/5 from 10-noon and Sunday, 10/6 11-12:30. Its an easy and important thing to do: hand out flyers and a free compostable bag to get more people on board.

Other dates you can sign up to help at Roche Bros are Saturday, 11/16, 10-2 and 11/23, 10-2.

Thanks for taking action!

Together, we are making a difference.

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