Project Oscar compost bins give communities a place to drop off residential food scraps for composting. There are currently nine locations. You can find more information below about where the compost bins are located, and what you can put into the bins.
List of locations
This pilot program currently has nine community compost bins. They are located at these locations:
- East Boston, on the Lewis Mall across from Maverick Station MBTA stop. Remember to complete our lock combination form!
- North End, in the Nazzaro Center parking lot on North Bennet Street. Remember to complete our lock combination form!
- Roxbury, at the Eggleston Square Library on Columbus Ave
- Roxbury, at the Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont Street
- Brighton, at Faneuil Gardens Apartments in the west parking lot across from McKinney Playground
- Jamaica Plain, in the parking lot of the Curtis Hall Community Center at 20 South Street
- City Hall Plaza, across from the Wax Museum
- Charlestown, on Austin Street, in the parking lot of the 99 Restaurant
- South Boston, at 450 West Broadway Street
- Dorchester, at the Hero Hope Garden, 424 Geneva Ave
- South End, at the South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont Street
What you can compost with Project OscarWhat you can compost
- Fruit and vegetable scraps, peelings, pits, and seeds
- Eggshells and nutshells
- Rice, pasta, cereal
- Bread, pastries, cookies
- Coffee grounds and coffee filters
- Cut or dry flowers
- Napkins, paper towels, paper plates
- Cardboard take-out containers
- Wine corks
- Wooden coffee stirrers
- Compostable plastics and bags
- Meat, fish, bones
- Dairy products
- Fats, grease, oils
- Pet waste
- Yard waste (Find your leaf and yard waste collection schedule)
- Cigarette butts
- Dryer lint, dryer sheets
- Plastic bags
Project Oscar Locks
Project Oscar bins can be used to compost personal food scraps by anyone who lives in Boston. All bins are unlocked (except East Boston and the North End) and open to residents for use at any time.
- Review what can and can't be composted with Project Oscar (below).
- Test your Project Oscar-specific composting knowledge with our short survey.
- East Boston and North End participants: Locate the lock combination at the end of our survey.
- Start composting at one of our five locations.