Curbside Composting

Curbside Composting

Currently, Brookline’s Department of Public Works does not offer any curbside organics pickups. However, residents are encouraged to utilize the numerous organizations in the Greater Boston area who are devoted to reducing waste and offering this service for Massachusetts residents. In addition to these options, the town does offer backyard compost bins. To assist you in your efforts, home composting bins may be purchased at a discounted price of $43 from the Municipal Service Center located at: 870 Hammond St. Brookline, MA 02467. You can visit the company site here for more info…


One company already operating in Brookline and servicing Brookline residents. You can learn more information by going on their website here… or by calling (617) 642-1979

Garbage to Garden

Founded in Portland, ME in 2012, Garbage to Garden expanded to MA in late 2016. Garbage to Garden is currently servicing Arlington, Belmont, and Somerville. As the company grows, it looks to residents of neighboring communities to request service in their area. Visit or email to petition them to come to Brookline!


Brookline Teen Center

The Brookline Teen Center, located on 40 Aspinwall Avenue in Brookline already has two compost receptacles available to residents to drop off food waste. You can access it 24 hours a day (located right outside the main entrance). This has been an effective program and has already had an impact on reducing waste levels in Brookline. Visit the Teen Center’s page to access more information…

Call 617-879-4908 for more information on backyard and curbside composting.

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