Composting Company Taking Food Scraps Out Of Boston’s Trash

November 27, 2014 3:47 PM
Composting Company Taking Food Scraps Out Of Boston’s Trash
" BOSTON (CBS) – Boston is one of the most “green” cities in the country and one local company is looking to make it even more sustainable with their composting business.

With more than 800 current residential customers, Bootstrap Compost makes house calls in 11 Greater Boston communities, collecting residents’ organic materials, diverting it from landfills.

Each household fills a five-gallon plastic bucket with their food waste weekly.  Bootstrap picks it up and leaves them a new container for the following week.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, food scraps make up nearly 14-percent of our total trash. When food is buried in a landfill, it doesn’t get oxygen, which causes it to release methane, a potent greenhouse gas "

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