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Apartment or Condo Community Composting

Have a community composting drop-off station located conveniently within your apartment or condominium community.


Available within Sarasota City Limits


It is so easy to make sure your food scraps are turned into compost instead of going to waste in the landfill. Just bring your scraps to the conveniently located collection station on the property and we'll transfer them offsite for processing.


  • Reduction in landfill solid waste generated by your condo community

  • Reduced volume of food scraps clogging up residential kitchen sink disposals

  • Community building through education and participation by residents

  • Reduction in negative impacts of landfills, related GHG emissions, pollution

  • Increased opportunity for local soil building and fresh food production


  • Sticker label indicating what can be composted 

  • Training on how to compost and access to quarterly or bi-annual newsletter

  • Peace of mind with the ability to create soil and new friends instead of more waste

  • Option for individual households to purchase a unique kitchen-fitting food scrap collection container/bucket

  • Option to receive small portions of cured compost - not available for commerical rate structure, only for "per household" option

Residents can register and pay per household for the service at 14.50/month which includes a food scrap collection container for the kitchen and option to receive compost portions back 2x per year. Alternatively, they can work together with management to establish a group commercial rate based on commercial rate structure that begins at $65/month for 1 of 21 gal bin maintained weekly. The number of households that can be accommodated depends on individual resident combined volumes. We can host a 3-6 month pilot project if needed to determine baseline for your group or if it makes sense to host a station for a longer term project.


Residents collect kitchen scraps in a bucket with sealed lid that is provided or can be purchased depending on rate structure. Bucket can be stored under the sink, next to your garbage bin or even in your fridge or freezer during the week. Once or twice a week or at the resident's convenience, residents go down to the larger community food scrap collection bin located within the residential facility footprint and deposit their kitchen scraps from their bucket and cover with the carbon cover material (mulch) that is provided. On a weekly basis, Sunshine Community Compost picks up the food scraps to process the material offsite into compost, leaving behind a clean and empty collection bin for the next week of community food scrap collection.


  • Host an onsite planning meeting with SCC to discuss the program design elements.

  • Determine location(s) for community food scrap collection bin(s) with easy access for residents to deposit scraps and for SCC to pick-up scraps

  • Collaborate with SCC to schedule a resident Q & A session at apartment or condo as appropriate for culture

  • Collaborate with SCC to schedule and host 2 initial in-house compost classes with program details for those that want to participate

  • Promote the compost program training sessions and program participation within the condo community 

  • Collaborate to develop the program launch time frame and schedule

  • Receive bi-annual impact results and offer feedback on program as needed to help SCC better meet needs.


Invited to attend a compost program training to learn more—get all your composting questions answered and no obligation participate.

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