City to Expand Composting Program this Fall

trash recycling compostPhoto by Adrianne Mathiowetz.

The City of Cambridge will begin offering curbside composting for residential buildings with at least 13 units this fall.

The move comes after composting rolled out to buildings with 12 or fewer units in April 2018. Cambridge was the first city in the state to have free, citywide curbside composting.

The first year of curbside composting cut trash by seven percent, according to the city. The composting program is part of the city’s Zero Waste Master Plan, which aims to reduce trash by 30 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050, compared to a 2008 baseline.

Information sessions will be held June 12 at 6 p.m. at 806 Massachusetts Ave.; June 19 at 10 a.m. at 680 Huron Ave.; and June 19 at 6 p.m. at 41 Second St.