You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Salem

Compost collection program gaining popularity

Continue reading below

More than 400 residents have enrolled in a pilot curbside compost collection program the city is starting April 16. As part of the program, which is being funded by a state grant, participating households can leave out their organic food scraps for curbside collection and then receive a share of the compost generated from them. Each household will be provided with a small kitchen container to collect food scraps, and a 12-gallon wheeled cart with a hinged locking lid for the curbside pickups. The city recently selected Black Earth Compost LLC to transport and process the compost. City officials say the program will save Salem in trash disposal fees. They said for residents the program provides an alternative to home composting, which can be cumbersome in some small yards. To sign up, go to www.GreenSalem.com and take a survey. The pilot program is funded for one year. After that time, the city will evaluate if there is enough interest to continue it and how it might be funded going forward, according to Dominick Pangallo, chief of staff to Mayor Kimberley L. Driscoll.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.