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Brendan Fitzpatrick

October 24, 2023

Sisitsky Creates Composting Task Force for City

Photo courtesy of John Phelan

FRAMINGHAM - An executive order has been signed by Framingham Mayor Charlie Sisitsky to create a task force to investigate food composting.

The decision, which was the first executive order signed by Sisitsky in 2023, paves the way for the initiation of a 13-member group that will evaluate food composting options for Framingham residents. Sisitsky will appoint all members of the task force; officials such as Department of Public Works Director Bob Lewis and Recycling Coordinator Eve Carey will be joined by other government employees and residents of the city.

The Mayor’s office stated that food composting could eventually reduce carbon emissions and costs related to trash processing, as the goal with composting is to reduce food waste within landfills. Fewer than 500 households in Framingham currently take part in private composting, according to city officials, but the city is exploring the possibilities of enacting a larger program.

The deadline for residents to apply to be a part of the task force is Friday, November 3. Applications can be found by clicking here.

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