We invite households in Williamstown, MA to separate out food related garbage and send it to Casella Waste Management’s composting facility in Bennington.
The goal is to divert food related garbage from the landfill, where it releases methane gas (many times more harmful to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide), and instead to turn it into something really valuable: compost and topsoil. If you want to learn more about composting, here is a useful article and here is another.
Casella Waste Management currently picks up and composts all food related waste from Williams College and Wild Oats, and more restaurants are joining up every week. We are now offering this opportunity to individual households.
Option 1: Go to our website: https://williamstowncomposts.com/ -- wait, you're already here! On this page, you will find the sign-up form and particulars about how to receive your start-up materials.
Option 2: Contact Ann McCallum via email: email@example.com or telephone: 458-2121, indicating your interest, and we will send you the same information.
Questions? You can ask them via this website (go to Contact Us), or via email or telephone (see option 2 above for contact info.)
How it works:
Put all your food scraps and other compostables into a container in your kitchen. When the container is full, dump it into the outdoor container provided by one of the three composting companies currently offering curbside pick-up in Williamstown.
1. Casella Waste Management: https://local.casella.com/Garbage-Pickup/MA/Cheshire-MA/Williamstown-MA
2. Tommy’s Compost Services: https://www.tommyscompost.com
3. Bootstrap Compost: https://bootstrapcompost.com/
4. Second Chance Composting: http://secondchancecomposting.com/
Otherwise, read on...
How it works:
Same as Option 1, but you will bring your Eco-caddy to the transfer station yourself, where you will dump the contents into the large designated compost collection bins. Please make sure you use a biodegradable liner in your Eco-caddy (or no liner at all) and leave the liner open before throwing it into the collection bins at the Transfer Station as this makes it easier for the microbes to do their work. Once a week Casella will bring the contents of the collection bins to their composting facility.
Participants will buy an Eco-caddy for $25, as proof of payment for the program. We hope this new cost will be offset by your having fewer bags of other trash.
Prefer this option? Then fill out this form https://bit.ly/WtownCompost.
Otherwise, check out our 3rd option...
How it works:
If you would like to become a backyard composter, we are offering Earth Machines at below cost (while supplies last) and we will show you how to use them. The Casella composting method is a hotter process than backyard composting and can process more categories of organics. See “What can I compost?” to learn the specifics .
$20 if you buy an Earth Machine, or free if you are happy with a compost heap.
So, what's it going to be—option 1, 2 or 3?
Fill out this form https://bit.ly/WtownCompost or send us your questions (see Contact Us page).
For Curbside Pick-Up
For Williamstown Transfer Station drop-off (hot composting):
Anything you can eat, including:
For Backyard Composting (cold composting):
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