Food & Kitchen Waste Composting

LexSORT - Free Community Composting Pilot Program

The Town of Lexington is partnering with LexZeroWaste to launch LexSORT (Lexington Shared Organics Recovered Together), a community composting drop-off pilot program.  

Drop Off Locations

Registered Lexington residents will be able to drop off household food scraps and compostable kitchen waste at their convenience at 2 locations in Lexington: 

  • Carriage House
    Lexington Community Center
    39 Marrett Road
    Lexington, MA 02421
  • Samuel Hadley Public Services Building*
    201 Bedford Street
    Lexington, MA 02420

*Note: there previously was a drop-off location at 173 Bedford St., but it has been moved to 201 Bedford St.


Residents must register to participate in this pilot program. 

For more details and to register, visit Lex Zero Waste. Space is limited and registration is required, so sign up quickly.

Kitchen Compost BinCurbside Pickup of Food & Kitchen Waste

There are several companies that provide curbside collection of kitchen waste, some of whom even provide you with finished compost:

  • Black Earth Compost (When signing up through a referral, the new customer gets $5 off their invoice and the referring customer gets a $5 Black Earth credit. Non-profits like PTAs, churches, and LexZeroWaste can also receive $5 for referring a new customer.)

You can get a free covered collection bin to store your food and kitchen waste for collection. Just bring your invoice from a curbside kitchen waste collection company to DPW Operations on the first floor of the Public Service Building at:
201 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA 02420

Compost BinComposting at Home

You can compost your own food and kitchen waste, as well as leaves and yard waste. It's easy, but there are a few dos and don'ts to make it work. Find out about composting at home from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Lexington residents can purchase composting bins from the Town for $25 through the following ways:

  • Pay for the bin at DPW Operations on the first floor of the Public Service Building, located at:
    201 Bedford Street
    Lexington, MA 02420
  • Pick the bin up at the Hartwell Avenue Composting Facility, located at:
    60 Hartwell Avenue
    Lexington, MA 02421

Call 781-274-8300 with questions.