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Composting for the Keys

Serving the City of Key West and the Lower Keys, we have been collecting food scraps since Earth Day 2019. Composting is a great way to reduce trash shipped out of the FL Keys, curb the release of greenhouse gases, revitalize our soil, increase our recycling rate, and help find a pathway to becoming a zero waste community.

Start Composting with Us!


How it Works

When you sign-up, we will deliver a bin to your home. Fill it up with food scrapes throughout the week. Place your bin outside the night before your assigned pick-up day. We will leave a fresh bin each week. In the Spring and Fall you will be eligible to receive finished compost.


Why Compost?

Traveling Trash: All of the trash in the Lower FL Keys is transported to the mainland, a journey of over 180 miles where its burned for energy. Moving the trash this distance creates a huge carbon footprint.

Increase Recycling: Roughly half of all trash transported out of the FL Keys is compostable. Composting is a great way to increase our recycling rate and to maximize our waste diversion.

Enrich Our Soil: We live in a very unique ecosystem, our soil here is lacking many elements which allow for healthy plant growth.
Organic compost is the most effective way to grow organic crops. Artificial fertilizers wreak havoc on local ecosystems.


Services

Residential & Small Business

Starting at $16 per month

  • 5 Gallon Bin
  • Bin Cleaning
  • Multi-bin Plans
  • Email Reminders
  • Automated Billing
  • 12 cubic feet of compost giveback for 1 year of membership

Large Businesses & Offices

Coming Soon!


What’s Compostable?

There are many items which are considered compostable but we stick to the following:

Yes

  • Fruits Vegetable Scraps
  • Vegetable Scraps
  • Nuts and Shells
  • Bread, Pasta, Rice, Grains
  • Eggshells
  • Coffee and Paper Filters
  • Tea Bags
  • Brown Cardboard without wax covering
  • Flowers
  • Leaves (No Palm Fronds)
  • Grass Clippings
  • Untreated Wood

No

  • Dairy Products
  • Meat and Bones
  • Seafood
  • Pet Waste and Cat Litter
  • Palm Fronds
  • Weeds with Seeds
  • Large Pieces of Wood
  • Charcoal Ash
  • Plastics
  • Waxy Papers & Cardboards
  • Metals
  • Glass



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