Apartment or Condo Community Composting

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

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Available within Sarasota City Limits

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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.

BENEFITS

  • 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

RESIDENTS RECEIVE

  • Food scrap collection bucket with lid

  • Sticker label indicating what can be composted

  • Training on how to compost and access to monthly online Q&A sessions

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

  • Option to receive compost back 2x per year

Residents can register and pay per household for the service at 14.50/month or work together or with management to establish a group commercial rate based on pricing baseline. Group commercial begins at $65/month and can accommodate 8-12 households and varies depending on volumes.

 

Residents collect kitchen scraps in a bucket with sealed lid that is provided or can be purchased depending on rate structure and 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. One time per week (or as needed) 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.

CONSIDERATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT

  • 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.

CONSIDERATIONS FOR CONDO RESIDENTS

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