Waste Reduction and Management
Compost Organic Waste

What Is It?

Composting is nature’s process of recycling organic materials into a rich soil. This process can be used to dispose of office food scraps and generate highly fertile soil. Compost bins designed specifically for the office environment can be placed in a kitchen or cafeteria. Alternatively, organic containers (e.g. paper bags) can be used to hold the food scraps until they’re transferred to a composting center.

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Benefits

Composting of organic materials from the office’s solid waste stream not only provides a valuable nutrient to soils, but also reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and incinerators. In addition, composting also reducing the amount of solid waste from a business as well as the associated costs of disposal.

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Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • A Better City
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Properties, Inc.
  • CB Richard Elllis
  • Dana-Farber
  • Epiphany School
  • Equity
  • Federal Reserve
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Gillette
  • John Hancock
  • Marriott
  • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • New England Aquarium
  • Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
  • Putnam Investments
  • Save that Stuff
  • Seaport Hotel
  • Sheraton Hotel
  • TD Garden
  • The Colonnade Hotel
  • Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
  • Turner Construction
  • WilmerHale
  • Zoo New England

Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates

Additional Resources

Examples of Businesses doing Waste Reduction and Management via Composting

A Small Sample of Waste Management Providers in Boston Assisting with Office Composting

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