Curbside Pick Up in Acton and Ayer
Acton and Ayer have food waste collection at their transfer stations, which we service. It is free for residents to dispose of their organic waste there. If transferring food waste in your car does not sound appealing you have the option to add your name to our waitlist to being curbside service. When we have around 20 people on the list for your town we will start a route at $3.80 a week for pickups.
Once we have a route started we offer a 40% reduction in the cost of service after a few hundred people enroll in pickups or preregister for the price reduction (no financial commitment). The more interest, the faster we can begin service and the cheaper it becomes, so spread the word to get your neighborhood composting!
We drop off your new curbside bin and bags! When you need more bags, order online and we drop them off the next week. The 13 gallon animal proof curbside bin comes with wheels and a locking lid for $24, half the price of retail. Your food waste must be contained within a compostable bag. This keeps your bin clean and ensures all material is emptied. A paper grocery bag works well or you can purchase compostable bag liners for your curbside bin or kitchen counter top container through our web store.
WHAT TO COMPOST:
You can compost a lot more than your backyard pile… Meat, Dairy, Napkins, Paper Towels, Pizza Boxes. We do not accept grass clippings or plastic. Click on the image to enlarge or here for a detailed print version of what’s compostable.
TEXTILES PICK UP:
The EPA estimates that 90% of textiles get thrown in the trash. We will collect your used clothing or textiles for free. That includes all clothes, shoes, sheets, towels, and curtains. Please consider donating your best clothes first to a local thrift store. All clean textiles that would otherwise be thrown in the trash, we will gladly recycle.
Start at $99.99 for 6 months (only $3.80/week). When a few households are enrolled or preregistered, the price will be reduced 40% to $59.99 for 6 months (only $2.31/week) for all. Add your name to our wait list to be notified when we begin compost collection in your town.