If you have not picked up your compost bin, please go to Room 205 in City Hall to do so.

2016 on-line ordering has ended. If you are interested in purchasing the Orbis Earth Machine Compost Bin through our office next year, fill out this form here for more information.

See below for more information on purchasing “New-Age compost bins” directly from Medford DPW, for immediate pickup.

The Orbis Earth Machine retails at hardware stores for $110.  Thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the City of Medford has again been able to offer these bins for $40 for a limited time.

The Earth Machine home composter

Now from ORBIS (formerly Norseman Environmental). The 80 gallon Earth Machine® is a durable backyard compost bin designed to compost food and yard waste, effectively diverting it from landfills.

  • 80 gallon, 300 litre capacity
  • Easy snap together assembly
  • Twist locking lid
  • Harvest door, for easy compost removal
  • Vertical and horizontal ventilation
  • User guide, harvest door, lid and screws included
  • BPA free
  • UV stabilizer is added to resist deterioration from sunlight
  • Made from recycled content

Medford DPW sells New-Age Compost bins for $55New-Age-Composter

Available year-round from Medford’s DPW, you can pay for the compost bin in the DPW Office in City Hall, room 305, during City Hall hours. Then, you pick up the compost bin from our City Yard location at 48 James St (details provided when you pay for the bin at City Hall).

These compost bins are highly recommended by the State Department of Environmental Protection.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

– Can I get a compost bin immediately?new-age-compost-bin
Actually, yes.  We have New Age Compost Bins available immediately.  Bring $55 cash or check to Medford DPW in City Hall during business hours.  They will give you a receipt such that you can pick up the bin at our City Yard Facility.

– How do I compost?
The MA Dept of Environmental Protection has a lot of great information about getting started composting, on their site.

– Do I need to buy a compost bin? Can I just make one?
We have information about making your own compost bin here.

– Is composting hard or complicated?
Here is a video of the Energy Director’s Children showing how easy it is to compost that they made several years ago:

– Why is there a charge to use my credit card?
It is a charge from the credit card companies to the City, we pass the charge through.

– I have other questions, can I call or email someone?
You can email the Office of Energy & Environment at enviro@medford.org or call us at 781-393-2137

Source: Go Green Medford
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