START COMPOSTING

Start composting by registering as a drop-off program member, by composting at home or by involving your condo, apartment, business, school or neighborhood in composting education, action or drop-off services. Click on a box below to learn more. 

Join a Community Composting Food Scrap Drop-off Program

 

WHY?

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.

We provide:

Program supplies

Remote or hands-on training

We manage the compost stations

Our program services are free until December 31, 2020. As of January 1, 2021 services will require a monthly $14.50 membership fee.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Review these guidelines and follow steps 1-8 below

  • Watch the orientation videos

  • Complete the registration form on this page indicating preferred site and other preferences

  • Agree to the terms of service in the registration form

  • Pay for the service (FREE service through Dec. 31, 2020 - no payment accepted till 1/1/2021)

  • Receive an orientation and confirmation email once payment is received which includes virtual composting education resource bundle

  • Pick up your food scrap bucket at your designated drop-off site 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, weigh, record, deposit and re-lock the bins after use 

  • Reach us with questions, cancel anytime

 

1.

Watch this 3-minute orientation video

2.

Fill out the  registration form

Program Registration Form

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3.

Pay for your membership below after reading all the steps (FREE service continues through 12/31/2020)

4.

Receive confirmation and orientation email 

(designated drop-off site will be confirmed based on current availability)

  • Arlington Park

  • Gillespie Park

  • North Water Tower Park

  • Manatee Square Garden

  • Select Condo/Apt.

5.

Receive food scrap collection bucket and a list of acceptable compostable materials 

and the exact location of the selected compost station

6.

Collect food scraps at home according to our guideline of appropriate compostable materials (click on label to the right to view a larger printable version)

Only deposit in ACTIVE / YES bins

Weigh your scraps & record the weight

Cover your deposit with "Browns"

7.

Deposit materials at the site each week or at your convenience 

8.

Option to receive portions of finished compost

2 times a year can receive or donate your share of hand-crafted, cured compost!

Free Service Continues Through 12/31/2020  

Monthly Membership Fees Required after 1/1/2021

Payment buttons below will be available as new services are activated and open for purchase.

USED COMPOST BIN

Free or sliding scale donation accepted

Free used Earth Machines available while supplies last

Donation link sent after you receive bin

RECEIVE:

  • Free Earth Machine - while supplies last​
  • Sticker label with list of compostable materials​
  • Peace of mind making friends instead of more waste

CITY PARK DROP-OFF MEMBERSHIP 

$14.50/ month

Food scrap drop-off service within

the city park of your choice.

RECEIVE:

  • Food scrap collection bucket
  • Sticker label for bucket with list of compostable materials
  • Option to receive finished compost portion 2x per year
  • Peace of mind making friends instead of more waste
  • Access to monthly online classes for all participants
  • Easy recurring monthly billing plan - cancel anytime
  • Includes bundle of inspiring virtual compost education tools

CONDO/APARTMENT 

DROP-OFF MEMBERSHIP 

$14.50/ month

Food scrap drop-off service within designated condos and/or apartments. 

RECEIVE:

  • Food scrap collection bucket
  • Sticker label for bucket with list of compostable materials
  • Option to receive finished compost portion 2x per year
  • Peace of mind making friends instead of more waste
  • Access to monthly online classes for all participants
  • Easy recurring monthly billing plan - cancel anytime
  • Includes bundle of inspiring virtual compost education tools

© 2017 All photos by Tracie Troxler 

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. FDACS's toll-free number is 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) and the website is here.

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