In the Community


UMass Boston’s composting program composts food waste organics as well as greenhouse waste. We compost more than 30,000 lbs. a year from dining halls, cafes, the greenhouse, and gardens. Some highlights include:

  • food and organics composting
  • greenhouse and grounds composting
  • biodegradable bags for composting
  • recycling used cooking oil

For more information on what you can do to be more earth-friendly at home or cultivate a green thumb, visit