Recycling & Trash Information

Food Composting
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The Town of Belmont is partnering with Black Earth Compost to offer a once-a-week household curbside food waste collection service Black Earth. The service will cost Belmont residents $49.99 for six months, plus a one-time start-up fee of $34. The start-up fee pays for a 13-gallon lockable bin with compostable bag liners which will be used to collect food waste every week at the curb by Black Earth Compost. 

The cost per Belmont household will go down even more as more people sign up. When 1,500 households are enrolled in the program, the price will fall to $44.99 for six months. It will fall to $39.99 for six months once there are 3,000 households enrolled in the curbside composting program. Also included with every subscription, you will receive a voucher for a 10 lbs. bag of finished compost, redeemable at Wagon Wheel in Lexington.

If you would like to get more information about composting, or want to subscribe for this great curbside service, please go to Black Earth Compost website:   

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Waste Management will not pick up or will sticker any carts that are not completely closed, carts that contain unacceptable items, or if additional trash is in unofficial carts or bags. The Town of Belmont will not send Waste Management back to empty carts if the street has already been serviced, or once they have been stickered.  To prevent a missed pickup, carts must be curbside prior to 7am on your regularly scheduled pickup day.  If your trash or recycling was not picked up please notify the DPW office at 617-993-2680 no later than 12pm the next business day. Messages can be left on the DPW voicemail after business hours.

Reminder: Trash & Recycling carts must be curbside prior to 7am on your regularly scheduled pick up day.


Recycle Smart Recyclopedia is below to find if an item is recyclable

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