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Repurposing food waste into valuable compost soil, rich in nutrients.

We have partnered with compost experts, Gardens and Composting

AZWC is launching the Key Biscayne Community Compost initiative, a groundbreaking project in partnership with the Village of Key Biscayne and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

Repurpose Food Waste

Drop off your food scraps every Saturday at our Key Biscayne Farmers Market tent.

Replenish Our Soil

Reduce food waste, methane emissions, and chemical runoff while mitigating climate change and enriching the soil.

Reduce Food Waste

Discover the proper items to include and exclude from your food scrap bucket for effective composting.

What is Compost?

Composting is the process of safely and carefully transforming organic waste into nutrient-rich soil through controlled decomposition.

Food in Compost pile

Compost waste refers to the material that undergoes decomposition.

Nutrient rich compost soil

Compost soil serves as nutrient-rich soil for the growth of plants and trees.

The Composting Process

Collection & Pick-Up

Compost waste is transported to the composting area.

Cooking & Turning

High Bacterial Activity


High Fungal Activity

Curing the compost
Rest & Sift

Sift mature soil for finished compost

Nutrient rich compost soil

What waste CAN be composted?

These items CAN be composted:

  • Fruits & vegetables
  • flowers,
  • tea and coffee grounds
  • eggs shells
  • grains,
  • pasta
  • rice
  • non-glossy paper and cardboard, and
  • compostable tableware & utensils
What can I compost

Why compost?

Compost contributes to the well-being of natural habitats, promoting safe and sustainable communities. Its benefits to the environment include:

Avoidng the Landfill

Composting prevents unnecessary waste production by diverting natural waste from landfills

Creating Fertile Soil

Composting offers the benefit of non-toxic, nutrient-rich soil that promotes plant growth while ensuring the safety of animals, the ground, local water systems, and the atmosphere.

Fewer Greenhouse Gases

Composting provides a safe and eco-friendly solution for waste disposal, significantly reducing greenhouse gas production

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