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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Composting at the Transfer Station

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Organic materials, such as food scraps, contribute to approximately two-thirds of the solid waste stream. Not only is it heavy, it is often wet and takes more energy to incinerate. By keeping organic materials out of your trash bag, the annual solid waste tonnage that is hauled away is decreased - ultimately saving you money.

To help Weston residents reduce what they put in the trash bag and get acquainted with the benefits of composting, a pilot program has been initiated at the Transfer Station. Look for green bins near the trash hoppers to dispose of your fruit and vegetable scraps (no stickers or ties, please) and a lot more, such as:

  • coffee grounds and filters
  • non-synthetic tea bags (staple is ok)
  • eggs and eggshells
  • meat and seafood, raw or cooked (including bones and shells)
  • dairy (cheese, yogurt, etc.)
  • pasta, grains and bread
  • cookies, cake and candy
  • nut and coconut shells
  • cooking oils and grease (leave jars next to bin)
  • toothpicks, popsicle sticks, chopsticks, small wood produce containers
  • wine corks (real cork, not the synthetic type)
  • compostable tableware and coffee pods (must be BPI or CMA certified)
  • food-soiled napkins and paper towels (no cleaning chemicals)

So, get your compost bucket full and bring it with you to the Transfer Station! If you have a private hauler but are looking to increase your recycling efforts, a Recycle Only permit is available. This will get you access to all of the recycling opportunities at the Transfer Station, including yard waste, textiles, electronics, and much more.

Learn more about composting
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