In partnership with the Cleaner Greener Hingham Committee, DPW Supt. Randy Sylvester recently shared several ways Hingham residents can compost to help achieve the town's 2040 net zero goal outlined in the recently released Climate Action Plan.
The current composting program, developed by the DPW over the past three years, helps lower the town's cost of disposing of materials, reduces methane emissions, and creates clean organic soil.
As part of this effort, residents may purchase rodent-resistant compost bins for home composting from the DPW for $25. The cost is less than the retail price, thanks to funding from the state Department of Environmental Protection.
All of the funds collected are put toward offsetting the price of the town’s recycling
operation and help cover the costs associated with Household Hazardous Waste days for residents.
To purchase a compost bin for backyard composting, contact the DPW at (781) 741-1430. In addition, Black Earth Compost and Bootstrap Compost provide curbside compost pick up services for a fee, along with other benefits. Both companies will also accept organic material that is not recommended for backyard composting. For further information, visit the Black Earth and Bootstrap websites.
Residents are also encouraged to fill out a Cleaner Greener Hingham food scraps
composting survey that's available on the town website under the "Latest News"