Lex Compost


This year's theme is

 ♠ Take our composting quiz!

  Watch a great compost video 
      starring Rosario Dawson 

  Read all about composting at home

Soil Loves Compost with bee and flower
Buy your own copy of the wonderful 2020 ICAW poster and support the Composting Council.

Composting Council Research & Education Foundation logo

Did you know that...

Person putting yard waste in pile at Composting Facility 


into compost and mulch to put in your back yard?

Rows of compost

Lexington DPW turns your yard waste...

Compost turning machine

Pick up compost for your yard:
Composting Facility
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)


 Ring of compost

1,500 lb.
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!

compost turner closeupSee our composting videos:

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