The Walsh administration will lay out an ambitious effort to recycle or compost 80 percent of the city’s trash within about 15 years, including a paid subscription pilot program to pick up food waste and surplus textiles at the curbside that could start as soon as this fall.
The plans, to be announced Wednesday, would also expand the collection of yard waste and create a drop-off site on American Legion Highway, while encouraging residents to cut their consumption of products such as single-use plastics.
Called Zero Waste Boston, the plan spells out 30 recommendations to help convert about 638,000 tons of the city’s annual output of about 1.2 million tons of waste to compost, or to recycle it.
The ultimate goal, officials say, is to increase the amount of landfill-bound waste that is recycled or composted to 80 percent by 2035 and to 90 percent by 2050 — up from 25 percent currently.
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