Boston, MA

Population : 685,094 people (Boston), 6.86 million people (Massachusetts)
Statistics before programs (MA): More than 25% of waste stream is food waste, more than 1 million tons of food waste produced per year, less than 10% of food waste diverted from food stream
Contact: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection: 617-292-5500,  Oscar Project: 617-635-3850 or

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“Massachusetts Population 2018.” Total Population by Country 2018, World Population Review,
“Commercial Food Material Disposal Ban.”, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection,
“Project Oscar.”, Boston Government, 9 Nov. 2018,
“Get a Low-Cost Compost Bin.”,
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