What’s new at Bootstrap? September Edition

Greetings Compost Nuts,

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it’s back to business for us and everyone else. But before we welcome back homework, sweaters — and pretty soon here, an abundance of beautiful CARBON-RICH autumn leaves — let’s take a quick look back at our crazy, hectic, superb summer of events.

Below is a list showcasing all the fun thingy things we attended and/or serviced in YOUR communities, including five weddings!!! — an endless source of honor for Team Boot.

  • Abington:
    • Private Wedding
  • Boston:
    • Dewey Square Farmers Market
    • Private Wedding
  • Everett:
    • Nightshift Brewing Private Wedding
  • Jamaica Plain:
    • Private Wedding
  • Lowell:
    • DPW Block Party
  • Pawtucket:
    • Ruckus in the Bucket music festival
  • Providence:
    • Farm Fresh RI Farmers Market
    • RIDE Food Waste & Farm to School
    • Davis Park Community Garden composting workshop
    • MLK Elementary Back to School Bash
    • Roger Williams Park Zoobilee Fundraiser
    • Hope Street Block Party
  • Somerville:
    • Groundwork Somerville Harvest Festival
    • East Somerville Main Streets’ Carnaval
  • Westwood:
    • Private Wedding
  • Worcester:
    • Worcester Green Corps Youth Training Session

Wish to join the ranks of these awesome compost-friendly events and orgs? Then kindly fill out our Event Request Form for your next shindig or corporate gathering.

And now for some housekeeping items. As a reminder, we will not be accepting compost share orders after Sept. 30 so please get your orders in before then! We will resume compost share orders next spring, starting March 1. If you have a black 5-gallon bucket or white 1-gallon pail from an earlier order, PLEASE place them out for collection. Doing so will ensure that everyone gets access to compost while keeping us less reliant on having to purchase more buckets and more plastic. Please note, we have set Halloween as our date to start charging accounts a $5-missing bucket fee. Scary! Please help us avoid this.

Speaking of buckets, if you have any extra ones lying around, please place them all out for collection on your next service day. As a reminder, we ask that customers always return extra buckets at their next visit, even those that are empty. This helps us to keep an accurate count of our bucket inventory.

Lastly, in the event that you were unaware, this summer we diverted our 10 millionth pound of organic matter from landfills.This milestone, which came in our 12th year as a for-profit social enterprise, is bigger than 10,000,000. In fact, those 10 million pounds would have amounted to 38 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions had those scraps been landfilled. So thank you, Boot Nation, for YOUR commitment to making smart organics management WORK!


Andy, Igor, Stom + Team Boot