St. Petersburg relaunches free compost bin program

St. Pete cityscape
Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. By Seán Kinane/WMNF News (April, 2016).



The city of St. Petersburg has reignited its free residential compost bin program. 

According to a press release, the city’s compost bin program was relaunched on Earth Day, April 22nd. The relaunch comes after the program was put on hold at the end of 2022 for public review.

The program, which was introduced in 2019, requires residents to attend an in-person workshop prior to obtaining a bin. According to Sanitation Director, Willie Joseph, the workshops are designed to “set customers up for success with how-to instructions, troubleshooting and more.”

Composting is the equivalent to yard waste recycling, where the matter is turned into nutrient-rich fertilizer for soil and vegetation enrichment.

For more information on the program, you can visit or email [email protected].

You may also like

Medicaid Expansion is in Our Hands Now

Florida is one of only 10 states that has not...

Hillsborough County State Attorney candidates clash at heated political forum

Listen: Candidates for the Hillsborough County state attorney position faced...

‘Hold Fast’ podcast creators talk alt-weeklies, Mike Lacey and more

Alt-weeklies are getting increased attention this year, thanks in part...

The Scoop: Fri. May 17th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

WMNF’s Chris Young reports that an advocacy group wants more...

Ways to listen

WMNF is listener-supported. That means we don't advertise like a commercial station, and we're not part of a university.

Ways to support

WMNF volunteers have fun providing a variety of needed services to keep your community radio station alive and kickin'.

Follow us on Instagram

The Sunday Simcha
Player position: