Thank you for your interest in getting a compost bin through Leon County's Office of Sustainability! In March 2021, Leon County launched a pilot program to offer a compost bin giveaway and sale for interested residents, businesses, and organizations. Interest was so high that the initial batch of bins sold out in an hour!
With the success of this program and the positive feedback from the community, Leon County is making this a permanent program to offer Earth Machine backyard compost bins and counter-top kitchen compost collection bins for a wholesale price of $38 for all residents, organizations, and businesses.
If you're interested in getting a bin but cost is a barrier, send an email to sustainability@LeonCountyFL.gov and we will provide you a backyard compost bin and a counter-top kitchen composter for free.
When can I expect to receive my compost bin?
We expect the next round of compost bins to be available for purchase in May. Due to high interest, we are in the process of ordering more and intend to announce another sale as soon as possible. By completing this form, you are signing up to receive notice of when the next sale launches. We plan to host the sale at least twice a year, with the next sale will open in May.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Tobias Raether, Sustainability Programs Coordinator at (850) 606-5022 or RaetherT@LeonCountyFL.gov
What are the steps to getting a compost bin in the future?
Complete this interest form to be added to our contact list.
Wait to receive an email from the Office of Sustainability notifying you that compost bins are available for sale again, with an order form link.
Complete the order form and select a date to pick up your compost bins.
After you have completed your order form, come to the Leon County Office of Resource Stewardship at 1907 S. Monroe St. on the day you selected during your order.
Receive your compost bin and set it up at home.
Start turning organic matter, such as food scraps and leaves, into a valuable fertilizer that can enrich soil and plants!
What will I be able to get?
Earth Machine backyard compost bins and counter-top kitchen compost collection bins will be available. All residents, nonprofits, organizations, and businesses in Leon County and surrounding counties are able to purchase the Earth Machine backyard compost bins for a wholesale price of $38 (a $60 savings from retail), and the counter-top collection bins for a wholesale price of $20.
If you're interested in getting a bin but cost is a barrier, email sustainability@LeonCountyFL.gov and we will provide you a backyard compost bin and a counter-top kitchen composter for free.
The bins were offered for free before - why the change?
In March 2021, Leon County launched the pilot program to offer 100 compost bins for giveaway and sale - and in just over an hour, all 100 compost bins were claimed. Soon after, more than 500 people joined the waitlist to get a bin. In the pilot, the giveaway was offered to unincorporated citizens, and for sale at a wholesale price for others. Due to the incredible volume of interest and people on the waitlist, we are unable to offer the bins for free for unincorporated citizens and will make the bins available for sale for all residents, organizations, and businesses for the wholesale price of $38 for the Earth Machine bin and $20 for the counter-top collection bin. However, we have made a commitment to provide a bin for free to any citizen for whom cost is a barrier. If you're interested in getting either of the bins and cost is a barrier, email sustainability@LeonCountyFL.gov and we will provide you both bins for free.