Given Florida’s year-round growing season and porous, sandy soils, the humus-like substance which results in composting has numerous applications in the State.  One of the feedstock materials important to creating either a soil amendment or compost is yard waste.  Yard waste can come in many forms – grass clippings, landscaping material, commercial tree trimming, and urban plant debris.  This page is intended to provide educational materials and information on yard waste recycling in Florida.

Erosion & Sediment Control

Using Organics

The FORA Division of Recycle Florida Today (RFT) in comprised of public and private sector producers of recycled organic products including mulches, composts, and soil amendments with the shared goal of promoting the beneficial use of organics. With the cooperation of FORCE we are providing the enclosed studies and articles that detail the many uses of organics in erosion and sedimentation control. The FORA Division of RFT is committed to promoting the benefits of using organics in erosion and sedimentation control throughout the state of Florida. The full reports of all abstracts are available upon request. 

Erosion & Sediment Control Studies