Compost & Organics

Residential Compost Collection

Burlington has partnered with Black Earth Compost for an elective residential compost collection program! 

To order your kit and start composting today, please sign up via this link. The more residents who sign up, the less you pay on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. See the current pricing thresholds below. 

A starter kit is $39.50 and includes a 13 gallon curbside bin with locking lid and wheels plus 15 liners for the curbside bin and 30 liners for your own countertop container!

Please see the table below for the costs associated with this program. We are currently in the first tier. 

Price Thresholds 6.30.23

What is Compostable?

Please click here Version OptionsCompost & OrganicsHeadline to see the full list of items that are permitted and prohibited from compost bins*.

Who is Black Earth?

"Black Earth Compost was founded in January 2011, in Gloucester, MA. Originally a one man, one truck, Cape Ann company, it has steadily grown to become the leading full service compost company in New England. With over 30 trucks, we are dedicated to collecting food scraps from residents, schools, supermarkets, colleges, and more, all across eastern MA and RI. We are also the only vertically integrated company that composts the material too, returning it to customers and selling it in garden centers across Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Whatever your organic waste collection or garden soil needs, we are your one stop shop." From the Black Earth Compost website.

Black Earth Compost FAQs

MOM's Organic Market at 34 Cambridge St will accept compost items. You can drop them off at their back entrance. Please visit their website for more information. 

The DPW sells compost bins for $40 if you choose to compost at home and use your own food waste to enrich your soil. Please call the DPW to schedule payment and pickup at 781-270-1670. Please be aware that these bins do not come assembled. 

Compost Product Descriptions