With over 35 million tons of food wasted in the U.S. each year, the City of Miami Beach has partnered with the Miami Beach Botanical Garden to provide yet another easily accessible compost option to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.
The new North Beach Composting Hub, located at 85 Street and Collins Avenue, will offer full-service composting — including logistical assistance, compost transformation, and community education with a 24-hour drop-off bin.
“The site will collect food scrap material and transform that food waste into nutrient-rich soil,” explained City Manager Jimmy L. Morales. “Creating awareness on the importance of waste reduction, repurposing of materials, and the creation of organic gardens also enhances the community's sustainability.”
The North Beach Composting Hub will officially launch on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 12 p.m. with a virtual event hosted on Zoom and streamed live on the city’s Facebook account. Everyone is invited to participate on Facebook or register for the Zoom meeting at www.mbrisingabove.com/compost. The event will include a virtual tour of the Hub to explain the benefits of composting, a showcase on how the site will operate and will clarify the types of items that will be accepted.
Residents can register at www.mbrisingabove.com/compost to receive a pin code in order to access this composting location.