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Green startup Bootstrap Compost launches Belmont operation

Posted by Evan Allen  November 12, 2012 01:57 PM

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Bootstrap Compost, a green startup company that offers residential and light commercial food scrap pickup service, has launched an operation in Belmont.

Clients who want to compost but don’t have the space or time receive a five-gallon bucket and lid, which they fill up with compost and leave outside their homes for pickup. Bootstrap returns five gallons of usable compost to active subscribers every 15 weeks.

Every one or two weeks, depending on the client, Bootstrap will return with a clean bucket.

Rates start at $8 per week.

Belmont’s pickup day will be Saturday. Employees make about 30% of pickups on bicycles. Bootstrap operates in 18 Boston neighborhoods, including Brookline, Cambridge, Newton, Watertown and Waltham.

To date, according to a company press release, Bootstrap has diverted more than 150,000 pounds of scrap from landfills – which means it has removed more than 70 tons of greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere, and created enough locally-sourced compost to feed 11 greenhouses.

To sign up, go here. Questions should be emailed to bootstrapcompost@gmail.com. Check out the Facebook or Twitter @CompostBoston.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com

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