Together we are
 reconnecting to the Planet, our communities, and ourselves.

40,000 lbs of food scraps diverted from local landfills


April 28-29

 12 p.m. - 12 p.m.

24 hours of giving!

Donations up to $100 matched

The 2020 Giving Challenge is presented by The Community Foundation of Sarasota with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation

Please Note: Response to COVID-19

The health and safety of community is very important to us. As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, we have made the difficult decision to suspend community compost drop-off services for all of our community compost drop-off sites through the end of March and possibly longer depending on public health guidance available at that time. 


We will visit all of our sites over the next 24 hours where signs will be posted to spread communication. For those that do not receive communications in time and arrive with scraps this week, there will be gloves at the sites (as stocks become available) to use for your final deposits until we resume services. We recommend everyone to follow the CDC guidelines for Florida to protect personal and public health.

Click here to read recent data about how long corona virus can exist on different surfaces.


We are wishing health and well-being to all of the different communities we are part of. We take seriously the spread of the virus and want to minimize health risks. More updates will be posted as we know more.


We have a few compost bins on stock which can be purchased if you want to use this time to begin composting in your own backyard. Please email if you want to purchase one.

Thank you, take care of each other and be well!


The Sunshine Team

Thank you for your support!

About Sunshine Community Compost

We are a Florida-based non-profit organization that focuses on creating compost and recovering resources in ways that build community, local capacity and give back to the planet. Our mission is to strengthen community connections and give back to the planet through accessible education and action programs that increase local composting, resource recovery and zero waste efforts. We teach new skills and ideas and rely on strong collaborations to develop our programs. We are able to bring these programs into people's backyards, neighborhood parks, schools, and places of work, and the result is that enormous amounts of formerly perceived "wastes" are diverted from the landfill, re-purposed in meaningful ways or transformed into rich soil amendment that is full of life and nourishment for our soils and our communities.

We work with local residents, schools, college-based student groups, neighborhood associations, local government and small to medium size businesses to create responsive, collaborative and community-engaged solutions to composting and resource recovery.

Since our first pilot program in late 2016, we have diverted nearly 40,000 pounds of material from the landfill (nearly 20 tons) while building local fertility and reducing the impacts of pollution. Together we are stronger and together we are re-valuing and recovering precious resources that will revitalize us All. 

Community composting and local resource recovery are growing movements that help support local self-reliance, urban agriculture, local abundance and reciprocity with the Earth. Learn more from our resources page and by signing up to receive our newsletter. Thank you and happy community composting!


Sunshine Community Compost is mission-focused and is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 



Volunteer Shifts

3rd Sat. of Month

Monthly compost work/play day to refresh our community compost sites. Includes mulching, painting, sifting compost, cleaning buckets, building sifters and building community! 8:30-10:30 a.m. Location and details offered after emailing ttroxler@sunshinecommunitycompost with date you can attend.

  • March 21

  • April 18

  • May 16

  • June 20

  • July 18

  • August 15

  • September 19

Tracie Troxler


© 2017 All photos by Tracie Troxler