For my first post, I’d like to give a shout-out to Bootstrap Compost. Bootstrap is a door-to-door composting company that serves the Greater Boston area, allowing apartment-dwellers without much space to make informed decisions about their food waste. Simply put your kitchen or garden scraps in your 5-gallon Bootstrap bin, leave your bin out on pick-up day, and voila–bicycling compost fairies perform their pick-up magic! Billing is automatic, so you never have to worry about forgetting to pay. Additionally, each Bootstrap member is allotted 5 pounds of compost annually, which can be delivered for their own gardening use or donated on their behalf to a local community garden. It’s a win-win!
My boyfriend and I are family of two that eats mostly produce and other compostable matter. We opted for the twice a month pickup plan–there are weekly or biweekly service options–we have never completely filled our Bootstrap bin! For $8-$10/week, it is completely worth it.
If that wasn’t tempting enough, Bootstrap also offers pickup service for your business, restaurant, or private event, including weddings. You can bet that I’ve already planned them into my future wedding expenses!
For more information about this community-centered, budget-friendly, environment-saving composting genius, visit Bootstrap’s website at bootstrapcompost.com.