I am very happy to announce that our Community Composting facility is now open! Everyone is welcome to bring their food scraps to this facility at no cost. Just follow the guidelines below.
This project is possible thanks to the partnership between Framingham Compost Crew, a project of Transition Framingham, and One Earth Collaborative, a project of Open Spirit. The goal is to keep “food scraps” out of landfills and turn it into “black gold”. Food doesn’t belong in the trash. This new soil will help maintain the newly constructed Edible Forest Garden recently built on the grounds of Open Spirit and Edwards Church.
Not throwing food scraps in the garbage is one of the most important things we can do not to contribute to the warming of our planet. The decomposition of food scraps in landfills create methane gas. Methane is a greenhouse gas that traps heat in our atmosphere and contributes to global warming. It is more potent than carbon dioxide and one of the most dangerous to the environment
The bins are located inside the playground, in the corner by the cemetery side, across from The Open Spirit parking lot. The address is 39 Edwards St. Framingham, MA 01701.
Please follow these guidelines when bringing your food scraps:
Raw or cooked fruits and vegetables
Raw or cooked grains: rice, cookies, cake, pasta, bread, popcorn, etc.
Nuts and eggshells
Spices and dried herbs
Tea bags, coffee grounds, coffee filters
Grass clipping, dry leaves, ash, sawdust
Shredded newspapers and paper bags
Food soiled paper towels and napkins
Meat and dairy products
Diseased or poisonous plants
Oil and grease
Put a piece of newspaper or old paper bag at the bottom of your inside compost bin. When you go to dump it outside everything will slide out much easier than without this aid.