Food Waste Drop-Off, Pilot Program

The Town of Wellesley’s 3R (Reduce Reuse Recycle) Working Group is conducting a series of initiatives to rescue surplus food and to reduce the amount of organic waste going to landfills.  The 3R Working Group includes the Department of Public Works, the Natural Resources Commission and the Sustainable Energy Committee.
We are inviting an additional 300 households to participate in our pilot program to assess the viability of a food waste drop-off program at the RDF. After signing up, you will be given a free starter kit (paid for by DEP grants) including a counter top bucket, compostable bag liners, and a container for transporting your food waste to the RDF.  When you pick up your kit, you will be provided with a brief tutorial on how to use the starter kit and what items to include or not include. This educational flyer includes frequently asked questions and a detail of acceptable and non-acceptable items.  During the pilot program you will drop your filled bags into a container located in the trash drop-off area.  From there, the food waste will go to a farm or an anaerobic digester to turn into compost or biogas

 If you would like to participate in the pilot complete this sign up formand click the ‘Submit’ button.  

If you have additional questions, please call the RDF at 781 235 7600 x3345.