Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan Work-Along With Solid Waste to Launch Backyard Composting for Residents


City of Orlando

WHAT:
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan will work- along with City of Orlando Solid Waste Division staff to deliver free composters to some of the more than 2,000 residents who have signed up as part of the City’s new backyard composting program.

The 80 gallon composters will allow residents to turn their kitchen and yard waste into usable, nutrient rich soil.  Additionally, residential composting will help divert nearly 25% 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.
The City’s new backyard composting program is part of Green Works Orlando, the City’s sustainability initiative to engage everyone who lives, works and visits Central Florida in the effort to “go green.”
For more information about the City’s backyard composting program or to sign up for a free composter, visit www.cityoforlando.net/greenworks.
WHEN:
February 26, 2015
10:30 a.m.
**Attending media should arrive by 10:15 a.m.**
WHERE:
Media should meet at the Wal-Mart Market Parking Lot located at 2715 South Orange Avenue to travel to residential houses.