This year's theme is
SOIL LOVES COMPOST
♠ Watch a great compost video
starring Rosario Dawson
Did you know that...
into compost and mulch to put in your back yard?
Lexington DPW turns your yard waste...
Pick up compost for your yard:
60 Hartwell Avenue
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM Monday - Friday
(In inclement weather, please call DPW Operations at 781-274-8300 to see if the facility is open)
Average household trash per year
of which is organic waste and
can be composted.
households have signed up for
weekly curbside compost pickup.
of your neighbors
compost in their backyard.
NOTE: Normally, we sell both backyard composting bins as well as compost bins for curbside pickup of kitchen waste, but sales are currently suspended for the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Check back for more information!
See our composting videos:
- Compost Awareness Week
a look at our composting facility in action
- Curbside composting
- Backyard composting
Lexington is dedicated to composting yard waste and encouraging residents to compost food waste. Compost is important for improving or maintaining high quality soil. Some benefits of compost and organics recycling include:
- Increased soil health
- Reduced pesticide and chemical use
- Reduction in soil-borne and other plant diseases
- Reduced emissions from landfills and incinerators
- Compost offers a significant answer to climate change mitigation