Greater Boston’s Food Scrap Go-Getters Expand to Waltham
Waltham, MA – Residential and light commercial food scrap pickup service Bootstrap Compost has recently launched operations in Waltham. Based in Charlestown, the green startup serves residents of Greater Boston who are eager to see their kitchen scraps put to productive use but who lack the space or time to compost themselves. The company currently operates in 18 of Boston’s 21 neighborhoods, including Allston, Brighton, HydePark, and West Roxbury, and Arlington, Belmont, Brookline, Cambridge, Malden, Medford, Milton, Newton, Somerville, and Watertown. Bootstrap will make visits to Waltham on Saturdays.
Here’s how it works: Bootstrap Compost provides its clients with a five-gallon bucket and lid. Bootstrap will then return with a clean bucket every 7 or 14 days based on individual needs. Clients simply leave their full bucket outside their home on a designated day. Rates start at $8 per week. Additionally, Bootstrap serves small commercial establishments, including cafes and offices.
Employees at the company use a variety of vehicles to make deliveries. Notably, 30% of all pickups are conducted on bicycles. Bootstrap returns 5 gallons of usable compost to active subscribers every 15 weeks. The remaining portion is donated to school and community garden projects throughout Boston.
Bootstrap Compost was founded to help Bostonians reduce their waste footprint and empower the local food system. To date, Bootstrap has diverted over 150,000 lbs of scraps from landfills, thereby removing over 70 tons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and creating enough locally-sourced compost to feed 11 greenhouses. The company was selected as a MassChallenge 2012 Finalist.
To sign-up or find out more, visit bootstrapcompost.com. If you have questions, please email email@example.com. You can also reach them on Facebook atfacebook.com/bootstrapcompost or on Twitter @CompostBoston.