Orlando’s new free backyard composting program is off to strong start. On February 25, Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan worked-along with Solid Waste Division employees to deliver composters to some of the more than 2,000 residents who have signed up through the program.
The composters are part of our commitment to transforming Orlando into one of the most environmentally friendly and economically and socially vibrant communities in the nation,” Mayor Dyer said.
The 80-gallon composters, which are being distributed through the City’s Green Works Orlando initiative, allow residents to turn food and yard waste into usable, nutrient rich soil. Residential composting will help divert nearly 25 percent of waste from local landfills and save the City $33.60 for every ton of residential waste that does not have to be dumped at the landfill.