1) The first batch of compost bins are Sold OUT!
Interest in the compost bins has blown us away! Over 400 people have signed up for a bin, which is amazing!! Thank you for the support. While we have run out of our first batch of bins, we are in the process of ordering more bins. If you are interested in joining a waitlist to get an email when the next compost bin sale/giveaway launches, please complete this form.
2) Drop off your food waste at the Solid Waste Facility
Beginning last Thursday, March 18, the Solid Waste Facility (7550 Apalachee Pkwy) began accepting compost. The facility also offers free mulch, hazardous waste drop off, and recycling. Learn more about what the facility can and cannot accept here.
3) The Sustainable Community Summit is right around the corner
The 2021 Leon County Sustainable Community Summit, Sustainability in Action, will take place from Tuesday, April 6th to Saturday, April 10th and will feature sessions that cover a diverse range of topics focused on how each member of our community can implement small changes that collectively, can help make Leon County more sustainable. Don’t have time to join the full summit? You can pick and choose the sessions you’d like to join, and all sessions will be available online after the end of the summit. Learn more about each session here!
4) EV Drive Days
Did you know that the County is working to convert 30% of light-duty fleet vehicles to fully electric by 2030? To help spread the word to departments, we've been hosting EV test drive days to give employees the opportunity to drive the County's first fully electric vehicle - the Chevy Bolt. The test drives are helping familiarize staff with electric vehicles and providing a firsthand experience to see how fun driving electric can be! For more information on the County's Integrated Sustainability Action Plan, visit www.GrowingGreen.org/ISAP