Black Earth Compost opens Regional Compost Facility in Manchester-by-the-Sea

Black Earth Compost has opened its Regional Compost Facility, expanding its service area to communities from Salisbury to Boston's South Shore, including commercial and curbside composting services to Manchester-by-the-Sea.

The new facility's state-of-the-art design manages the composting process indoors. OLSON LEWIS + Architects is proud to have worked on the project's site planning and permitting and contributed to bringing more sustainable innovation to the region.

Andrew Brousseau, one of the founders, explained at the opening ceremony that the real power of regional compost comes from creating organic and local fertilizers. A network of compost facilities that turn commercial and residential food waste into fertilizer can then send that to Massachusetts farms to grow local organic produce. He also spoke of the value of compost as a carbon-sequestering tool, helping to reduce our community's carbon footprint.

Join us as we celebrate the opening of this new facility and the development of sustainable waste management practices that reduce carbon and methane emissions, improve soil health, and support local agriculture.

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