Compost your food scraps for free this month at any Martha's Vineyard transfer station.
Island Grown Initiative
Food waste

2021

A food waste recovery project begun four years ago on the Vineyard is ramping up again after the pandemic interrupted the bulk of the collections. When restaurants and school cafeterias closed, the initiative lost the main source of the food scraps it turns into compost.

2020

Compost your food scraps for free this month at any Martha's Vineyard transfer station.
Island Grown Initiative's food recovery program has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

2016

A four-month pilot study, which began in June, may set the stage for an Islandwide composting program that could help businesses comply with the state’s ban on commercial food waste.
Every year, 40 per cent of the food grown in this country is never eaten. The waste happens in farm fields, during processing and transportation, in grocery stores, restaurants, and in our homes.

A state ban on commercial food waste has yet to be enforced, but Islanders have launched a comprehensive study of the issue.

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