St. Pete launches composting program for residents

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The City continues to show its commitment to making the Sunshine City just a little bit greener. How? With a new community composting program.

Kitchen and yard waste make up about 30% of what’s thrown in the trash, according to the City of St. Pete’s website. A community-wide composting initiative will help divert these materials from landfills to deliver nutrients back into the soil.

Ready to compost, St. Pete? We're here to help. This is another step toward creating a sustainable city of the future.

Posted by Dr. Kanika Tomalin on Monday, July 15, 2019

How can you join the composting program?

First, you’ll have to fill out a form on the City’s website. Once you’re fully registered, you’ll receive a composting bin from the City to use in their backyard. The bin is approximately 33″ wide at the base and 33″ tall.

Sorry, there’s no collection service. But the resident will be responsible for feeding and maintaining the bin and will reap the benefits of the nutrient-rich compost by spreading it on their lawn or garden or even donating to a local community garden.

Will you start composting?  Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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