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Official Website:Project Oscar: Boston Composting Pilot Program
Location:5 Boston Locations (see listing), Boston, MA map
Dates:Saturday, November 24, 2018 - Sunday, November 24, 2019
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Green Events
project oscar boston composting pilot program photoThis pilot program currently has five community compost bins. They are located at these locations:

1. East Boston, on the Lewis Mall across from Maverick Station MBTA stop
2. North End, in the Nazzaro Center parking lot on North Bennet Street
3. Brighton, at Faneuil Gardens Apartments in west parking lot across from McKinney Playground
4. Jamaica Plain, in the parking lot of the Curtis Hall Community Center at 20 South Street
5. City Hall Plaza, across from the Wax Museum

HOW TO COMPOST WITH PROJECT OSCAR
Project Oscar bins can be used to compost personal food scraps by anyone who lives in Boston. All bins are unlocked and open to residents for use at any time.

HERE'S HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Review what can and can't be composted with Project Oscar (below)
Test your Project Oscar-specific composting knowledge with our short quiz
Start composting at one of our five locations

WHAT YOU CAN COMPOST WITH PROJECT OSCAR

THESE ITEMS CAN BE COMPOSTED
Fruit and vegetable scraps, peelings, pits, and seeds
Eggshells and nutshells
Rice, pasta, cereal
Bread, pastries, cookies
Coffee grounds and coffee filters
Teabags
Cut or dry flowers
Napkins, paper towels, paper plates
Cardboard take-out containers
Wine corks
Wooden coffee stirrers
Compostable plastics and bags

ITEMS WE DON'T TAKE IN OUR BINS
Meat, fish, bones
Dairy products
Cheese
Fats, grease, oils
Pet waste
Charcoal
Yard waste (Find your leaf and yard waste collection schedule)
Cigarette butts
Dryer lint, dryer sheets
Styrofoam
Plastic bags

We welcome residents and visitors alike to participate in the responsible disposal of compostable waste in this inaugural pilot program.

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