Food Waste Composting

Norwood DPW sells two types of compost bins - the Earth Machine for $20.00 and the Dual Composting Tumbler for $50. Since we offer composters at a deep discount we request that you fill out a Composting Pledge form so we can keep track of who's purchased the bins. Eventually you'll receive an online survey asking about your composting experience. Additionally you will receive a countertop scrap bucket to collect kitchen scraps. Public Works is located at 1 Lyman Place. Please stop by between the hours of 7am - 3pm to purchase a bin. Additionally, please click MaDEP Home Composting Tips to learn more about composting. To view a readable chart, click Composting 101

The Town of Norwood has a drop-off Residential Food Scrap Program in place. Please follow the link to get more information.

Additionally, if you want your food compost picked up and hauled away, the town is currently offering a pilot curbside compost service with Black Earth Compost. Follow the link to register to participate in the pilot. The pilot will begin on May 1, 2024.

Please follow this link for more information on the food composting pilot with Black Earth