Melbourne Beach resident Scott Parker runs a composting program through Green Earth Composting here in town. If you are interested in participating in this environmentally friendly and free program, email Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and home address. If you need a bucket for the compost just ask and he can supply one free of charge. Compost is collected every Thursday.
Some benefits of composting are:
- keeping added waste out of landfills
- providing up to 15 times more water retention in the soil
- keeping chemicals out of the Indian River Lagoon
- provides a source of nutrient rich soil for use in community gardens and local parks