Food Scrap Drop-off Program
Register to drop-off your food scraps at one of our
compost stations and we'll do the rest.
WHAT DOES PARTICIPATION INCLUDE?
Remote or hands-on training
Well managed compost stations
For those who are not yet comfortable or able to host a backyard compost bin on their own, who don't have space, or simply like to gather with others in this effort, our community composting drop-off stations are a great option.
WHAT DO I RECEIVE?
Food scrap collection bucket with lid
Sticker label for bucket listing compostable materials
Option to receive finished compost portion 2x/yr
Peace of mind making soil & friends instead of more waste
Access to quarterly online classes for all participants
Includes bundle of inspiring virtual compost education tools
Newsletter access with updates, resources and events
Easy recurring monthly billing plan - cancel anytime
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Guidelines and steps are below
Complete the registration form linked above and at the bottom of this page
Read and agree to terms of service linked here
Receive confirmation and orientation page; follow instructions on the page and pick up your chosen bucket & sticker within 1 week of payment received
Start collecting allowed food scraps (listed below) in your kitchen and bring them to your designated drop-off site at your convenience
Unlock the secured bins with the member code and then weigh, record, deposit and re-lock the bins after use
Watch this 3-minute orientation video
Register for the program of your choice.
North Water Tower Park
Manatee Square Garden
Follow program guidelines on the confirmation/orientation page
Receive a food scrap collection bucket size of your choice - dropped off at your registered site.
(Contact us if alternative arrangements need to be made to receive your bucket)
Collect food scraps at home according to our guideline of appropriate compostable materials
Reduce Contamination Video
Please Watch - 48 seconds
(Click on label to view a larger version)
Deposit materials at your chosen site each week or at your convenience
Weigh your scraps & record weight
Only deposit in ACTIVE & YES bins
Cover your deposit with "Browns"
Indicate your choice to donate or receive portions of finished compost 2x/yr (in registration form)
2x/ year, receive or donate your share of hand-crafted, cured compost!
SARASOTA DROP-OFF SITE LOCATIONS
North Water Tower Park
4700 Rilma Ave, Sarasota, FL 34234
Pull into the main parking lot on the north side of the park. Find the sidewalk that is on the east side of the park if you are facing the actual water tower. This sidewalk also leads to the water tower. Walk about 50 feet and you will see 4 or 5 black bins right along the sidewalk.
710 N Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
Pull into (or walk to) the parking lot in front of the police annex building/ community reading room building on the southwest corner of the park. Walk directly behind the building (east side of building). It's the only building in the park. You will see the 6 or 7 black bins lined up along the back of the building. Find the "ACTIVE" bin and deposit scraps in there.
2650 Waldemere St, Sarasota, FL 34239
Pull into the main parking lot at the park and walk directly behind the recreational center building (south side of building). You will see the Hawthorne street sign along the sidewalk and the squirrel bench. Walk away from the building/ in a south direction/ and look beyond the squirrel concrete bench and you see 8 black bins in the "butterfly" garden. Find the "ACTIVE" bin and deposit scraps in there.
J.D. Hamel at Gulfstream Park
345 Gulf Stream, Sarasota, FL 34236
Pull into the main parking lot in front of the small concrete annex building, 345 Gulfstream. This is located at the end of McAnsh Square where it meets Gulfstream - just a block south of Main Street in Sarasota. Look just to the north of 345 Gulfstream and you will see the wooden compost station set back just a few feet from the sidewalk next to a small tree.
Ken Thompson Park
1799 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
Drive out pass Mote Marine and Ken Thompson Park, and you will end up on City Island. City Island has views of the Bay along with a playground and public bathroom. The compost station is located about 40 feet to the east of the public bathroom, along the wheelchair access ramp. Park in front of the bathroom and you can access the station.
Whitaker Gateway Park
1455 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236