What is the Curbside Organics Collection Program?

Household organics are collected by the resident in a provided cart and picked up by a special truck on Wednesday mornings. The DPW subsidizes this program with grant funds and residents pay $95 per year to participate and receive a free compost cart. 

Finished compost is available for participants, up to 50 gallons twice per year. 

The Ipswich Recycling Advisory Committee, with the Department of Public Works and MassDEP, started this curbside collection pilot in Fall 2011. More than 1,074 tons of organics have been composted instead of incinerated with the trash.

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