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The City of St. Augustine is launching a new sustainability initiative to encourage residents to reduce their environmental impact by composting food waste. Through the City’s new Pilot Residential Composting Program, residents in single family homes within City limits are invited to apply for a backyard compost bin, delivered to their home free of charge.
Residents are encouraged to contribute food and yard waste to their compost bin to create a nutrient-rich compost that can be used in their own garden or donated to a community garden. Collection service is not offered as part of this program.
Two types of compost bins are available, an 82-gallon stationary ground unit, or a 43-gallon dual chamber tumbling unit. The composter remains the property of the City and must be returned if the resident moves outside of City limits or decides to stop composting.
Complete information about the program, including eligibility criteria and the application form, is available here.
Questions may be directed to Olivia Smith, Solid Waste Manager, at 904.825.1049 ext.3 or via email.
Media inquiries may be directed to Melissa Wissel, Communications Director, at 904.293.3307 or via email.