Composting Matters in Bedford: Take Part in the Pumpkin Smash on Nov. 4

October 27, 2023

Composting in Bedford matters. Everyone is invited to join in the composting fun with Mothers Out Front and the Energy and Sustainability Committee at the second annual Pumpkin Smash from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 in the John Glenn Middle School parking lot, 99 McMahon Rd: register here.

Did you know composting was one of the most earth-friendly activities you could do? Consider this abbreviated list of benefits:

  • It improves soil so plants can thrive and produce healthier food.
  • It sequesters carbon — compost-rich soil grows richer plants and microorganisms that pull carbon out of the atmosphere and hold it in the ground. Scientists widely agree that drawing down carbon is absolutely essential to reversing climate change.
  • Compost enriched soil holds more water, filters and cleans it, and reduces runoff from pollutants.
  • Composting keeps organic matter out of landfills (where it releases dangerous methane gasses). In Bedford’s case, it keeps the vegetable matter from being needlessly incinerated.
  • It will increasingly save Bedford money since trash tipping/disposal fees have been rising.

Teach your children, in a fun way, that composting matters. If you don’t already divert your food waste from the trash stream, here are some easy ways to do so. 

  1. Town Composting Free Drop Off Site Sign Up 
  2. Black Earth Sign Up for Curbside Composting
  3. City Compost Sign Up for Curbside Composting
  4. Buy a backyard composter subsidized by the Town
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Molly L Haskell
October 28, 2023 9:46 am

Thanks from the Mothers Out Front Pumpkin Smash Team to the Energy & Sustainability Committee, who voted to c0-sponsor this event during regular meeting on October 19th.

Speaking for myself, I am very excited to be part of the Smash team, and I look forward to my own orange-colored cathartic experience on the 4th.

Please join us!!

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