Stop throwing away all of your food waste. Instead, EASILY turn it into bio gas and compost.
The Town Of Wellesley will actually do it for you. There are only a few spots available left in the Town’s Food Waste Program.
Get your free starter kit (paid for by DEP grants) by clicking here. It includes a counter top bucket, compostable bag liners, and a container for transporting your food waste to the RDF. When you pick up your kit at the RDF, you will be provided with a brief tutorial on how to use the starter kit and what items to include or not include. This educational flyer includes frequently asked questions and a detail of acceptable and non-acceptable items.
During the pilot program you will drop your filled bags into a container located in the trash drop-off area. From there, the food waste will go to a farm or an anaerobic digester to turn into compost or biogas.
If you would like to participate in the pilot complete this sign up form, and click the ‘Submit’ button.
If you have additional questions, please call the RDF at 781 235 7600 x3345.
Remember, its against the law to leave your holiday trees and greens in parks and conservation areas. Instead, bring them to the Wellesley Recycling & Disposal for mulching or email Wellesley Scouts Venture Crew 42 to have your tree picked up on January 6 for disposal. This is their sole fundraiser for the year and pays for all activities, materials, and other expenses involved in running out Scouting unit. Email them with your name, address, and phone number. You can mail the $20 payment – cash or checks (made out to Venture Crew 42) – to 62 Longfellow Rd, Wellesley Ma 02481, or simply leave it with your tree. Hope your holidays were lovely.
by Phyllis Theermann October 11, 2017 bio gas biogas Compost energy EPA food waste
You can easily turn your food waste/compost into biogas by collecting it and bringing it to Wellesley’s own Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF). Now that is renewable energy!
Wellesley residents are invited to participate in a food waste drop off program at the RDF that’s intended to reduce the amount of food waste going to landfills by making composting more convenient for residents.
The three-month pilot, part of a series of initiatives conducted by Wellesley’s 3R(Reduce Reuse Recycle) Working Group, will help the town determine if there’s enough interest to permanently offer the program. The 3R Working Group includes the Department of Public Works, the NRC and the Sustainable Energy Committee.
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