Composting & Recycling
Boston Building Resources (BBR) includes The Reuse Center, a nonprofit that resells donated new or gently used building materials, and a consumer Co-op store of new building materials. The BBR provides affordable home improvement materials, expert advice, and how-to workshops.
Mass Recycle is a statewide coalition of advocates for reducing, reusing, and recycling waste materials.
No-Sort Recycling video – how “single stream” recycling works in the city of Boston
Boston ReStore Located on Harvard Street in the Four Corners commercial area of Dorchester, Boston ReStore helps rebuild neighborhoods, strengthen non-profit organizations, create jobs, and save resources by distributing donated high-quality office furniture and supplies to schools, non-profits and lower income people. Contact them if you either have unwanted office furnishings, or you are looking. (Bikes Not Bombs has also recently set up a bicycle warehouse in the building.)
FreeCycling Groups in Boston:
City of Boston Resources:
The City of Boston will pick up Leaf and Yard Waste for large-scale composting from April 25th-May 20th. Check the guidelines on how to prepare your yard watse for pick-up here.
You can also compost your yard waste on your own property – information about Composting in the city of Boston.
Also, a listing of Acceptable and Unacceptable Materials for curbside recycling in the city of Boston.