Going Green for the Holidays isn't just Garland, Christmas Trees or decorations. 

It can also be an alternative to look how you can reuse all the waste that gets accumulated during the holiday season. From throwing out leftovers, wrapping paper and etc, we all tend to waste a lot during this time of year. 

But did you know that certain cities like the City of Orlando offer a Free program, where they will give you a composter!

If you live in the City of Orlando and are interested, you can  Click Here For More Info. 

What is composting?

Composting is turning waste, like kitchen scraps into usable soil through natural decomposition. 

What goes in the composter?

Green-  Fruit, Vegetables, egg shells, coffee grounds, paper filters, grass clippings and house plants

Brown- Shredded cardboard, paper, newspaper, shredded cotton and wool rags

What not to put in your composter?

Meat, bones, fats or grease, milk, diseased plants, toxic materials, cat or dog waste. 


If your City does not offer a free composter but are interested, the EPA has a great page where they offer advise and different ways to compost. Links are below:

City of Orlando Composting page: http://www.cityoforlando.net/solidwaste/composter/ww.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home

EPA Composting page: https://www.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home


We hope this holiday season is filled with memories and new traditions, maybe even composting!!